A Monticello man was convicted Wednesday of selling methamphetamine three different times in 2018.

A federal jury convicted Ramien “Rambo” Collins, 40, on all three counts, following a two-day trial that featured videos of all three sales. The jury returned their verdict Wednesday morning after deliberating for approximately 30 minutes.

United States District Judge James M. Moody, Jr., who presided over the trial, will sentence Collins at a later date. Collins, based on the charges, criminal history, and the jury’s verdict, faces a statutory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison, and an anticipated recommended sentencing range of 360 months to life in federal prison.

A grand jury indicted Collins on September 5, 2019, on three counts of distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine for transactions that occurred in September and November 2018. Testimony during the trial established that in 2018 the FBI developed a confidential informant who was being supplied with multiple pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine by Collins. The informant then made three purchases directly from Collins three different times—one-quarter pound of methamphetamine on September 12 and September 26, and three ounces of methamphetamine on November 7.

At trial, the jury heard evidence that Collins had previously been convicted of a federal drug trafficking crime and was on federal supervised release when he was selling methamphetamine in 2018.

All of Collins’ offenses of conviction, in addition to the imprisonment ranges, include a potential penalty of not more than a $10,000,000 fine and not less than five years of supervised release.

The investigation into Collins was part of the larger “Quack Attack” operation that resulted in the arrests of 15 defendants. During the course of Operation Quack Attack, investigators conducted 58 controlled purchases of drugs and executed two search warrants. Authorities seized more than 2.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, 229 grams of cocaine, 200 grams of crack cocaine, 128 grams of marijuana, and 6 firearms, as well as almost $17,000 in cash.

The investigation into Collins was conducted by the FBI, the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, and the Arkansas State Police, and the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Julie Peters and Chris Givens.