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Springdale Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Drug Charges

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A Rogers man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetami...
Henry Velasco mugshot
Springdale Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Drug Charges

ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A Rogers man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to a press release, Henry Velasco, 31, was selling meth while staying at the Executive Inn in Springdale.

Investigators said Velasco was arrested outside the hotel with a backpack containing three bags of meth, 50.5 grams of marijuana, 13 LCD tablets and over $1,200 in cash.

Velasco was indicted in July 2018 and entered a guilty plea in November 2018.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Velasco was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. He was also fined $1,9000.