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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Drug dealer with multiple convictions sent away for another short stay after plea deal

Updated: Jul 18, 2021

Yang Chanthavong

A F0rt Smith-based drug dealer who has been arrested for over a dozen drug-related felonies in the past sixteen years in Sebastian County entered a guity plea to Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose to Deliver and Possession of a Controlled Substance in a plea agreement with the Sebastian County Prosecutor's Office and picked up a six year sentence with an additional fourteen years suspended.

Yang Chanthavong, 41, who has been sentenced to more than 106 years of imposed prison time since 2005, somehow keeps getting out, returning to Sebastian County, dealing more drugs and getting caught just to start the cycle all over again. Included in that have been at least six parole revocation arrests.

Chanthavong was sentenced as a habitual offender for the drug crimes stemming from his August, 2020 arrest which also saw him charged with Fleeing and Criminal Mischief. Those counts were dropped as a condition of the plea deal on Thursday.

He received six years on each felony conviction, but that time was tolled to run concurrently.

Given the past forgiveness for his transgressions and the fact he has been sentenced to 106 years in the past fourteen years and has seemingly done about six, all those out there relying on him for their supply will be back in business before the 2024 Presidential election.

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