• Dennis McCaslin

Greenwood felon draws 15-year sentence on drug charges as a habitual offender

A 47-year-old Greenwood man with a long history of felony- drug convictions in Sebastian County drew fifteen year senetences to run concurrently and a twenty-five year suspended sentence on Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court according to court records.

McCaslin was sentenced on Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia charges.

He also was given addition tikme after he was designated as a Habitual Offender in the plea deal.

Kevin Dale McCaslin of Greenwood was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on March 11 at 5:32 p.m. and has remained jailed charged charged with Petition or Revoke, Maintaining a Premises for DRug Activity, Possession of Schedule I/II Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and for violating parole.

That arrest came on the backside of a long and storied series of interactions with law enforcement dating back to at least 1999 in Sebastian County when he was arrested at th3e age of 24 and sent to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for eighteen months for Possessionof Counterfiet Controlled Substances and Drug Paraphernaia.

He also picked upo a pair of parole revocations on that initial arrest, indicating a criominal background that stretchs back more than two decades.

McCaslin also picked up drug related felonies and prison sentences in 2002, 2012, 2015 and 2016. There were also arrests for domestic battery and theft violations during that stretch.

The 2016 conviction for Possession or Manufacture of Drrug Paraphernalia Meth/Cociane drew a stiff 216 month imposed sentence, but he made it back to Sebaastian County after serving less than five years of that eighteen year senetence to be arrested with a co-conspirator on March 11 of this year.

McCaslin awaits transfer to the Arkansas Deprtment of Corrections and will be guven crediut for time served.

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