FRANKFORT, Ky.— A Lexington, Ky., man, Isaiah Wimberly, 30, was sentenced to 151 months in federal jail on Wednesday, by U.S. District Choose Gregory Van Tatenhove, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or extra of fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In response to his plea settlement, an arrest warrant was issued for Wimberly in September 2021. Upon executing the warrant, after Wimberly had exited his car, a search of the car found two, loaded firearms. A search of his residence then uncovered 90 grams of fentanyl, scales, and an unloaded firearm. Thereafter, in April 2022, legislation enforcement obtained info that Wimberly was promoting narcotics at an area lodge. Wimberly was arrested and legislation enforcement seized an extra 191 grams of fentanyl. Wimberly admitted that he possessed the narcotics seized on each events and that he supposed to distribute it. Wimberly additionally admitted that he knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm, attributable to prior felony convictions.
Wimberly pleaded responsible in September 2022. Wimberly was beforehand convicted, in June of 2019, of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a managed substance within the first diploma, in Fayette Circuit Courtroom.
Below federal legislation, Wimberly should serve 85 p.c of his jail sentence. Upon his launch from jail, he shall be below the supervision of the U.S. Probation Workplace for 4 years.
Carlton S. Shier IV, United States Legal professional for the Japanese District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Particular Agent in Cost, ATF Louisville Subject Division; Jodi Cohen, Particular Agent in Cost, FBI Louisville Subject Workplace; and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Division, collectively introduced the sentence.
The investigation was performed by ATF, FBI, and the Lexington Police Division. America was represented by Assistant U.S. Legal professional Cindy Rieker.
This case was prosecuted as a part of the Division of Justice’s “Venture Secure Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime discount technique aimed toward lowering violent crime in communities. It entails a complete method to public security — one that features investigating and prosecuting crimes, together with prevention and reentry efforts. Within the Japanese District of Kentucky, U.S. Legal professional Shier coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with varied federal, state, and native legislation enforcement officers.
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