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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fort Smith Man Sentenced To Over 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Fort Smith, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Kamel J. Lincoln, age 38, of Fort Smith, was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine. The Honorable Chief Judge P.K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing hearings in the United States District Court in Fort Smith.

According to court records, in September of 2016, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned that methamphetamine was being distributed in the Fort Smith area by Lincoln. During the investigation, DEA arranged and conducted a controlled purchase of methamphetamine from Lincoln.  The substance purchased was sent to the DEA South Central Laboratory for testing. The lab determined that the substance contained 11.728 grams of actual methamphetamine.


Lincoln was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2017 and entered a guilty plea in January 2018.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 19, 2018