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Fort Smith Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Dylan Dempsey, age 26, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable P.K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fort Smith.

Dempsey is the last defendant to be sentenced from a sixteen (16) count indictment against eight (8) individuals who operated a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy in the Fort Smith area. This drug trafficking operation was responsible for the distribution of multiple kilograms of methamphetamine from 2015-2018. 

Dempsey was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2018, and entered a guilty plea in February 2019.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the 12th/21st  Judicial District Drug Task Force, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Smith Police Department, Van Buren Police Department, and the Arkansas National Guard Counterdrug. Assistant United States Attorney Candace Taylor and Aaron Jennen prosecuted the case for the United States

Updated June 12, 2019

Drug Trafficking