Rogers Woman Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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FAYETTEVILLE – A Rogers Woman was sentenced today to 110 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, on December 2, 2021, Arkansas State Probation officers, with the assistance of the Rogers Police Department, conducted an unannounced parole home visit on Geneva Ann Bensley, age 34.

Upon entering the motel room where Bensley was residing, Bensley ran to the back of the room and threw a backpack into a corner. Bensley took responsibility for the backpack. A search of the backpack resulted in officers locating multiple baggies containing suspected methamphetamine, and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

The suspected methamphetamine was subsequently sent to the Homeland Security Investigations Crime Laboratory where it tested positive for methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The Arkansas State Probation and Parole Office and the Rogers Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sydney Butler prosecuted the case.