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  • Writer's pictureDennis McCaslin

Prosecutors amend drug charges, suspend sentence and place Fort Smith man on supervised probation

A 40-year-old Fort Smith man who was facing class B and class y felony charges for delivery of methamphetamine or cocaine and delivery of Fentanyl avoided prison time in Sebastian County circuit Court this week after prosecutors amended his charges and handed him a five year suspension of sentence for his drug crimes.

George Kenneth Hill, whose address with the court is listed in the 400 block of North Albert Pike, was arrested by the Fort Smith Police Department on April 20, 2022 and charged with the two drug delivery counts. The arrest actually came ten weeks after the crime was committed on May 5, 2022.

Hill bonded out of jail less than 15 hours later on a $10,000 legally sufficient bond. In essence, he spent just over a half a day in jail for crimes that could have sent him to prison for 20 years.

On Wednesday Hill ppeared in court with his attorney David Moore. The state then announced they were dropping the delivery part of the charges and Hill pled guilty to simple possession of Fentanyl and possession of methamphetamine.

He was handed the 5-year imposition of sentence based on good behavior. He was also placed on supervised probation for five years and will be required to pay the mandatory $35 a month supervision fee.

His Arkansas driver's license was suspended for 6 months.

Hill had previously been arrested for a number of class B failure to appears, a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, and assault on a family or household member in the third degree in 2016.

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