A St. Paul woman was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Duane Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced in a news release that Rachael Shackelford, 30, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release and ordered to pay $2,500 in fines for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Law enforcement in November 2018 “received information that Shackelford was distributing methamphetamine from her residence in St. Paul, Arkansas,” the release said.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Shackelford’s residence on Jan. 9, 2019.

“Inside the residence, deputies located Shackelford along with syringes, digital scales, drug packaging materials, approximately 238 grams of methamphetamine and several firearms,” the release said.

The seized methamphetamine was determined to contain 190.89 grams of actual methamphetamine.

A federal grand jury in March 2019 indicted Shackelford. She entered a guilty plea in April 2019.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police and Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case.

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