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5:36 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Texarkana Man Gets 24 Years For Drug Conspiracy

An Arkansas man accused of having a role in a crack cocaine distribution ring is to serve 24 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Thursday that 31-year-old Jamondo Lewis of Texarkana was one of 66 defendants charged in a 190-count indictment handed up in 2011.

Lewis faced six charges and pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to distribute about 10 ounces of crack cocaine. Lewis was on federal supervised release for a drug trafficking conviction when he was arrested.

U.S. Attorney Connor Eldridge said Lewis' sentence reflects the seriousness of the drug conspiracy offense and Lewis' status as a repeat offender.

Lewis was accused of belonging to a drug ring called "Four Block," which allegedly bought large amounts of cocaine and converted it to crack for sale in the Texarkana area.