Drug pleas result in 30 years in prison

On the last day to do so before going to trial, Mershedrick Smith entered a plea agreement for two crack cocaine delivery charges reaping himself 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Smith told the judge in Union County Circuit Court Thursday morning that he doesn’t necessarily remember the specific instances in which he sold the drugs, but he knows he dis. Both cases stemmed from 2011 arrests, according to the court docket.

On the first charge, Smith received 20 years in prison. For the second, he was sentenced to 10 additional years in prison and a 20-year suspended imposition of sentencing. The sentences are to run consecutively, Judge Hamilton Singleton said.

More in tomorrow’s News-Times.

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