FAYETTEVILLE — Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Gregory Jobe, age 31, was sentenced today to 180 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Heroin. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, on September 4, 2018, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical emergency at a residence in Garfield, Arkansas. Deputies and the Fire Department arrived and found an unresponsive individual who later died at a local hospital. A family member of the deceased advised investigators that “black tar” heroin and methamphetamine was present in the residence and identified Jobe as the source of the drugs. Additionally, the family member stated that Jobe had distributed heroin to the deceased on September 4, 2018. On September 5, 2018, officers arrested Jobe at his residence and seized heroin and methamphetamine from the bedroom he shared with his son.

Jobe was indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2018 and entered a guilty plea in March 2019.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

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