Trial for accused methamphetamine dealer set for next month


A man accused of distributing methamphetamine in the Texarkana area is scheduled for trial in federal court next month.

Curodrick Randle, also known as “Boss” and “Gucci,” allegedly sold meth Sept. 3, 2014 and Sept. 10, 2014, according to an indictment issued by a grand jury in the Texarkana Division of the Western District of Arkansas. Randle plead not guilty to the charges at a hearing last month before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant. Randle is represented by federal public defender Tiffany Fields.

Bryant scheduled Randle’s case for jury selection Dec. 10. U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes is assigned to preside over the case.

Randle waived a hearing to determine if he should free while his case is pending. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Ross filed a motion asking that Randle be held in jail. Ross’ motion for detention refers to the controlled substance charge against him which is punishable by a minimum of ten years in prison. The motion Ross filed also lists concern for community safety and concern that Randle is a flight risk.

Randle is in the custody of U.S. Marshals and being held in the Miller County jail. Jury selection is scheduled for Dec. 11.

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