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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Fort Smith woman dinged with 20-year sentence on possession of methamphetamine charges

A Fort Smith with a long record and a general disregard for the law dating back to 2004 was hit with a 20-year sentence with an additional 25 years suspended after a plea deal on drug charges in Sebastian County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Sixty-one year-old Cheryl Lea Johnson, whose list of felonies dates back to a ten-year sentence out of Stone County for possessing counterfeit drugs in 2004, was tagged as a habitual offender after her latest arrest, which occurred on October 21 of this year for Obstructing Governmental Operations, Criminal Impersonation in the Second Degree and Failure to Appear - Class C Felony.

The arrest that sent her away for two decades occurred in 2017 according to court records, She was convicted on one count of Possession of Methamphetamine with the Purpose to Deliver.

.Johnson remains jailed in the Sebastian County Detention Center awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

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