Fayetteville Woman Sentenced To Over 17 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

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Fayetteville, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Donna Sara Daosavanh, age 33, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing today in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

Detectives with the Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force (4th JDDTF) identified Daosavanh as a source of supply for methamphetamine in Northwest Arkansas.  On March 6, 2020, detectives with the 4th JDDTF, operating in an undercover capacity, purchased a half-pound of suspected methamphetamine from Daosavanh.

The 227g of suspected methamphetamine purchased from Daosavanh was subsequently sent to the DEA laboratory in Miami and was determined to contain 180.1 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Daosavanh was indicted by a federal grand jury in August of 2020 and entered a guilty plea in October of 2020.  Daosavanh had previously been convicted in 2012 in the Western District of Arkansas of Aiding and Abetting in the Distribution of Methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Aaron Jennen prosecuted the case for the Western District of Arkansas.


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