40 Face Federal Methamphetamine Charges

DECEMBER 8, 2005 - Posted at 5:39 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Federal methamphetamine charges were filed against 40 people yesterday, breaking up an organization that distributed the drug from Arizona to Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.

The federal indictment charges 34 Arkansans, two Arizonans, two Texans, one Missourian and one Oklahoman.  Thirty-three are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The federal prosecutor said the shipments were regularly transported monthly from Arizona from 2002 to July 22 of this year.

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