PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A Pippa Passes, Ky., man, Tony Minor, 44, was sentenced on Tuesday to 298 months in federal jail, by U.S. District Decide Robert Wier, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
In response to Minor’s plea settlement, on February 10, 2022, regulation enforcement tried to cease a car through which Minor was an occupant. Minor ran from regulation enforcement, who finally apprehended him and located baggies, a scale, and over 100 grams of methamphetamine on his particular person. Legislation enforcement then searched Minor’s residence and located extra medicine, together with over 40 grams of fentanyl and a loaded firearm. Minor possessed this firearm to guard himself from the hazards of drug trafficking and was not legally permitted to own the firearm as a result of he was a convicted felon.
Minor pleaded responsible to the present prices in August 2022. Minor was beforehand convicted of a drug trafficking felony within the Knott County Circuit Court docket.
Beneath federal regulation, Minor should serve 85 % of his jail sentence. He shall be underneath the supervision of the U.S. Probation Workplace for eight years after his launch from jail.
Carlton S. Shier IV, United States Lawyer for the Jap District of Kentucky; Jodi Cohen, Particular Agent in Cost, FBI Louisville Subject Workplace; and Sheriff Dale Richardson, Knott County Sheriff’s Workplace, collectively introduced the sentence.
The investigation was performed by the FBI, KSP, and Knott County Sheriff’s Workplace. America was represented by Assistant U.S. Lawyer Andrew Trimble.
This case was prosecuted as a part of the Division of Justice’s “Undertaking Secure Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime discount technique aimed toward reducing violent crime in communities. It includes a complete method to public security — one that features investigating and prosecuting crimes, together with prevention and reentry efforts. Within the Jap District of Kentucky, U.S. Lawyer Shier coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with varied federal, state, and native regulation enforcement officers.
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