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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Poteau woman faces lengthy stay in prison after plea deal on various drug-related charges

A Poteau woman with a fairly extensive criminal record on both sides of the state line was sentenced to 18 years in prison with an additional 20-year suspended this past week in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Lacie Allison Dees Bavo (aka Lacie Allison Mitts) saw her charges reduced in a plea deal Wednesday but was still convicted of three Class Y felonies. She was convicted of trafficking schedule one or two controlled substances, trafficking mamphetamine, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

A charge of simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms was dismissed during the proceedings.

Dees-Bravo was given 18 years with 20 years suspended as to each Y felony to run concurrent with each other and a one-year Sebastian County Adult Detention Center sentence on the paraphernalia charge.

The 37-year-old Poteau woman has a varied and checkered background in both Arkansas and Oklahoma, including several arrests on various and a sundried charges over the years. She has been a steady customer of the court system in both states since 2013.

DSees-Bravo aaits transfer the Arkansas department of corrections at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center.

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