“Joe Psycho” Sentenced To More Than Nine Years For Distribution Of Meth

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A 32-year-old man from Springdale, who sometimes goes by the name “Joe Psycho,” was sentenced to more than nine years for distributing methamphetamine, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge.

Joe Chantharath was sentenced to 116 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, officials said.

Chantharath is also known as “Joe Psycho” or sometimes simply “Psycho,” according to Eldridge.

U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “We will not waver in our commitment to prosecuting individuals involved in the trafficking of illegal drugs in Northwest Arkansas and across the Western District.  With the continued cooperation of local, state, and federal law enforcement, we will work to ensure those who choose to participate in this type of illegal activity are held accountable so that Arkansans can be confident that our communities are safe.”

On five occasions in May 2014, investigators with the DEA arranged for controlled purchases of meth from Chantharath. The collective weight of all the purchases was 85 grams, the release states.

He was arrested on May 23, 2014, and pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of meth on Oct. 17, 2014, according to the release.