• Dennis McCaslin

Plea deal on several drug charges reduces repeat felon's potential prison stay to 11-years total

A 36-year-old Fort Smith man with a long list of felony charges was able to reduce his potential time in prison by bundling all of those charges into one plea resulting in an 11-year imposed sentence in court action Wednesday in Sebastian County.

William R. Lix, whose posted address with the court is in the 2800 block of South 65th Street in Fort Smitrh, faced seven felonies resulting from a May arrest for maintaining a premises for drug activity.

In addition to possession of meth and cocaine charges, Nix faced Absconding, Felony Petition to Reoke, Contempt and other related counts stemming fom that May 5 drug bust.

After having the drug premises charge reduced to Possession of Meth for Purpose of Delivery, he was found guilty on all counts and sentenced to the time in th Arkansas Department of Corrections. Once released from prisonLix will be responsibe to make $50 per month payments to the court to cover court costs.

According to court records, Lix has a felony history dating back to 2017, with most of those crimes toccuring in Sebastian County.

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