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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Eighteen year sentence handed down to Greenwood habitual offender for March drug arrest

A 53-year-old Greenwood man was sentenced as a habitual offender this week in Sebastian County District 12 court to eighteen years in pris0on with an additional fourteen years suspended on felony drug charges stemming from a March 18 arrest by the Sebastian County Sheriffs Office.

Basel Elmore, a resident of Witchervilhle Road in Greenwood, was arrested in March on two counts of Delivery of Methamphetamine or Cocaine, Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia and for Maintaining a Premises for Drug Activity.

In the plea deal on Thursday, Elmore pled guilty to all the charges and was tagged as a habitual offender in the Drug Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Drug Premise charges only.

According to booking information from the SCDC, Elmore was also initially charged with Felony Failure to Appear and Contempt on a previous arrest from 2018 as well. He had remained jai9led since his March 18 arrest and was given jail time credit for time served.

As part of the plea deal, Petition to Revoke charges for the previous charges were dropped.

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