Bentonville man sentenced to seven years in prison for drug trafficking

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A man from Bentonville was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Matthew Woodrome, 36, was sentenced on Wednesday, May 8, to 84 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. 

According to court records, in July of 2018, detectives with the Rogers Police Department received information that Woodrome was in possession of heroin and that he could be located at a hotel in Bentonville.  

Officers conducting surveillance at the hotel knew Woodrome was on probation and that he had a search wavier on file. Officers observed Woodrome arrive at the hotel and exit his vehicle. Officers made contact with Woodrome and searched him.

The search resulted in officers locating four baggies that contained heroin.  The heroin possessed by Woodrome was sent to the DEA Laboratory for testing.  The lab determined the substance to be 5.38 grams of heroin.

Woodrome was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2018 and entered a guilty plea in November 2018.

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