Fayetteville man sentenced in federal court for drug trafficking

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A Fayetteville man was sentenced to over 19 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Michael Sartin, 54, was sentenced yesterday to 235 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for one count of distribution of methamphetamine. 

According to court records, during the course of an investigation beginning in 2017 into methamphetamine trafficking in the Western District of Arkansas, the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force identified Sartin as a distributor of methamphetamine in Northwest Arkansas.

During the investigation, controlled purchases of methamphetamine were arranged and conducted by investigators from Sartin. The investigators recovered approximately 530 grams of methamphetamine from these transactions.

Sartin was indicted by a federal grand jury in January 2018 and entered a guilty plea in September 2018.

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