Three men have been sentenced to a combined 30 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine, a U.S. attorney said in a statement on Friday.
U.S. attorney Conner Edlridge said those men are Kyle Alexander, 24, of Bethel Heights; Christopher Randolph, 19, of Bethel Heights; and Noe Tovias, 29, of San Benito, Texas.
Alexander received 9 years in prison with 5 years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine, according to the news release.
Randolph received the same sentence as Alexander, but with a $7,500 fine. Tovias received 12 years in prison with 5 years of supervised release and a $15,000 fine.
Authorities began surveilling Tovias's home in Springdale for suspected drug activity on Feb. 19, the U.S. attorney's office said. They saw Alexander and Randolph entering and leaving Tovias's home in a minivan. The minivan was pulled over for a traffic violation, and officers found about two pounds of methamphetamine inside.
On May 28, Alexander and Randolph both pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, the release states. Tovias also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.