6 Defendants Sentenced to Over 44 Years Combined for Drug Trafficking in South Arkansas

Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Arkansas:
 

El Dorado, Arkansas – David Clay Fowlkes, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that six (6) people have been sentenced for their roles in a Union County methamphetamine distribution ring.  The Honorable Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearings in the El Dorado Division of the United States District Court.

According to court records, the drug trafficking organization lead by Charles “Marty” Permenter and Donna Williams operated between 2014 and 2016, during which time it pushed large quantities of methamphetamine onto the streets of Union County.

Defendants in this conspiracy received the following sentences:

Charles “Marty” Permenter, age 56, of El Dorado, Arkansas, was sentenced on June 11, 2018, to 180 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Permenter was indicted in June 2016, and plead guilty in March 2017.

Donna Williams, age 64, of El Dorado, Arkansas, was sentenced on February 13, 2019, to 151 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Williams was also ordered to pay $24,480 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, representing disability payments she obtained unlawfully during the course of the drug conspiracy.  Williams was indicted in July 2017, and plead guilty in June 2018.  

Madia Nicole Parker, age 41, of El Dorado, Arkansas, daughter of Donna Williams, was sentenced on February 15, 2019, to 36 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Parker was indicted in July 2017, and plead guilty in May 2018. 

Kasey Doss, age 39, of El Dorado, Arkansas, was sentenced on February 14, 2019, to 84 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Doss was also sentenced to a consecutive 12 months and 1 day in prison for possessing contraband while she was incarcerated.    Doss was indicted in July 2017, and plead guilty in May 2018. 

Marty Turner, age 45, of Calion, Arkansas, was sentenced on February 27, 2020, to 24 months and 8 days in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  In accordance with the United States Sentencing Guidelines, the Court lowered Turner’s sentence from 70 months so as to make it retroactively concurrent with a related 216-month state prison sentence he has been serving since 2016.  Turner was indicted in July 2017, and plead guilty in February 2019. 

Kenny Haynes, age 42, of El Dorado, Arkansas, was also sentenced on February 27, 2020, to 63 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Haynes was indicted in July 2017, and plead guilty in February 2019. 

This case was investigated by the Criminal Apprehension Division—a joint law enforcement effort of the Union County Sheriff’s Department, the El Dorado Police Department, and the 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force—along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General.  Assistant United States Attorneys Graham Jones and Benjamin Wulff prosecuted the case for the United States.