Jonesboro man facing federal meth indictment

BENTON — A Jonesboro man was recently indicted in U.S. District Court in a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

According to court records, 58-year-old Marshall W. Duty allegedly committed the offense between 2013 and last Monday in Jackson, Union and Williamson counties.

Duty made his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday. His jury trial is scheduled for Dec 12 in Benton.

The methamphetamine offense carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison to be followed by 3 years supervised release and a $1 million fine.