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Atlanta Area Man Convicted of Armed Methamphetamine Trafficking

Defendant was the last of twelve convicted in large Methamphetamine Conspiracy LONDON, Ky. – An Ellenwood, Georgia man was convicted late Thursday, by a federal jury sitting in London, of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.            Following a four-day trial before United States District Judge Robert E. Wier, […]

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Somerset Man Sentenced to 206 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

LONDON, Ky. – A Somerset, Ky., man, Jimmy Siegfried Grider, 56, was sentenced to 206 months in federal prison on Tuesday, before U.S. District Court Judge Claria Horn Boom, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.            According to his plea agreement, between January 2015 and September 2018, Grider admitted to conspiring […]

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Former Big Sandy Prison Employee and Inmate Indicted for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Other Charges

LEXINGTON, Ky.- A former Cook Supervisor at United States Penitentiary Big Sandy, Hank Williams, 56, of Weeksbury, Kentucky, was indicted on Thursday in federal court for one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of money laundering, two counts of attempting to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or […]

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Ashland Couple Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

ASHLAND, Ky. – A couple from Ashland, Ky., Franklin Certain, 38, and Rikki Wurts, 24, were sentenced in federal court on Friday, to 120 months and 70 months in prison respectively, before U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. According to Certain and Wurts’ plea agreements, on […]

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U.S. Attorney Duncan Promotes 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LEXINGTON, KY – U.S. Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr. wants to ensure that everyone knows how to rid their homes of unused and unwanted medications. The DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 24 at locations across the country. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and […]

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Drug Arrest in Pike County

Pikeville, KY. (October 03, 2020) – A Pike County man was arrested Friday evening after illegal drugs were discovered at his home.  Through investigation, troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 9 and KSP DESI East Criminal Interdiction Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Sycamore Road in the Ashcamp community of Pike County. While conducting […]

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KSP Charge Debord Man in Death of Martin County Resident

Inez, KY. (August 28, 2020) – The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, received a 911 call of a possible drug overdose at the Dempsey Housing apartment complex on Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Upon arrival of emergency personnel, Ryan Marcum, 27, of Warfield was located deceased inside of the apartment. During the investigation of Marcum’s death, a warrant […]

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Breathitt County Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Drug Trafficking and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Clayhole, Ky., man, Phillip Lovins, 61, was sentenced in federal court on Friday, to 180 months in prison, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, after previously pleading guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and possession with intent to distribute Methadone.            According to his plea agreement, in […]