Feds issue indictments for six accused of selling meth

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Six federal indictments issued last month by a federal grand jury in Arkansas accuse six men of distributing methamphetamine.

All six men were indicted June 5 but appeared for arraignment on different dates in June in Texarkana. Two of the men appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant on June 8 and four others appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven on June 25.

Patrick Taylor, 31, entered pleas of not guilty to two counts of possession with the intent to distribute more than five grams of actual methamphetamine before Bryant. Taylor is accused of selling meth on July 12, 2017, and Aug. 8, 2017. He is represented by Alex Wynn of the Federal Public Defenders Office.

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Taylor is currently free on a $5,000 unsecured appearance bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Denis Dean is representing the government. The case is scheduled for trial Aug. 1 before U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes.

Randy Caldwell, aka “Scobbie,” appeared before Bryant and entered pleas of not guilty to a two-count indictment accusing him of possession with the intent to distribute more than five grams of actual methamphetamine July 14, 2017, and with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine July 17, 2017.

Caldwell, 40, waived a detention hearing and remains in federal custody. He is represented by Hot Springs attorney Morse Gist. He is set for trial Aug. 1 before U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey.

Vincent Coleman , 37, appeared before Craven on June 25. He entered pleas of not guilty to a three-count indictment alleging he possessed more than five grams of meth with the intent to distribute on March 2, 2017, March 7, 2017, and Sept. 22,, 2017. He is represented by Texarkana lawyer Jason Horton. Coleman was already in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Correction at the time of his indictment and waived the issue of detention in the federal case.

Coleman’s case is scheduled for trial Aug. 3. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brice White is representing the government.

Dewon Davis, 27, is accused in his indictment of possession with the intent to distribute more than five grams meth March 16, 2017. Davis is represented by Hot Springs attorney Clay Janske. He has entered a plea of not guilty and is set for trial Aug. 21 before Hickey. Davis waived the issue of detention and remains in custody.

Bruce Witherspoon Jr., aka Bird, appeared before Craven on June 25. He entered pleas of not guilty to an indictment accusing him of possessing more than five grams of meth with the intent to distribute more than five grams of meth March 2, 2017 and March 15, 2017.

Witherspoon, 34, is represented by Louis Lloyd of Malvern, Ark. His case is scheduled for trial Aug. 22 before Hickey. Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Jones is representing the government.

Luval Cole Jr. appeared before Craven for arraignment June 25 and entered not guilty pleas to two counts listed in an indictment accusing him of possessing more than five grams of meth with the intent to distribute Feb. 27, 2017, and April 19, 2017. He is scheduled for trial April 23 before Barnes.

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