A Springdale man was sentenced to ten years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Jorge Corona, 26, will also be ordered for four years of supervised release following the prison sentence.
According to court records, investigators observed Corona driving a vehicle and were aware that his driver’s license was suspended. As officers approached the vehicle, Corona fled on foot but was apprehended after a short distance.
Investigators recovered a pistol loaded with an extended magazine with one round in the chamber from the Corona’s waistband. Inside the front pocket of Corona’s sweatpants, investigators located a can with a secret compartment, containing an ounce of methamphetamine, a digital scale, baggies, a methamphetamine pipe, four clonazepam pills, and marijuana.
Corona was on active state probation and had signed waivers allowing a search by law enforcement at any time. Investigators executed a search of Corona’s residence and recovered a methamphetamine glass bong, digital scales, two syringes, a box of plastic baggies, 60 rounds of ammunition, and a Springfield model 9mm caliber pistol.
A firearms trace revealed that the Springfield 9mm caliber pistol was stolen out of Springdale. The methamphetamine recovered was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab and was confirmed to contain approximately 26.87 grams of actual methamphetamine.
Corona was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2018 and entered a guilty plea in December 2018.