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Springdale man sentenced to over nine years in federal prison for firearms possession

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FAYETTEVILLE — David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced that Trent Guida, age 37, of Springdale Arkansas was sentenced today to 110 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing today in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
In January of 2020, detectives with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force learned that Guida was staying at a hotel in Springdale Arkansas. Knowing that Guida had a search waiver on file, detectives located and approached Guida while he entered his room. While speaking with Guida, he spontaneously admitted to everything in the room belonging to him. During the search of Guida’s room and vehicle, Detectives located 2 firearms, approximately 2.2 grams of heroin, and drug paraphernalia.
Guida was indicted by a federal grand jury in July of 2020 and entered a guilty plea in December of 2020.
This case was investigated by the State of Arkansas Fourth (4th) Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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