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180 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

From the US Dept of Justice -

LONDON, Ky.- A London, Ky., man, Ronnie Bowling, 56, was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to 180 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, after previously pleading guilty to possession with intention to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to Bowling’s plea agreement, between February 20, 2019 and February 22, 2019, Bowling engaged in multiple conversations with a distributor, in which they arranged for Bowling to obtain two pounds of methamphetamine.

Bowling admitted meeting the distributor at a prearranged meeting location with $15,476.00 in cash to purchase more than 500 grams of methamphetamine that he intended to distribute in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Bowling pleaded guilty in January 2020. Under federal law, Bowling must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jeffrey Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville Field Division; and Sheriff John Root, Laurel County Sheriff’s Department jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was directed by the DEA and Laurel County Sheriff’s Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trimble.

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