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HARLAN COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 176 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON

From Appalachian Narcotics Investigations -

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Bethel Stewart of Cawood, Ky pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of a Mixture or Substance Containing Methamphetamine.


Stewart was sentenced to 176 months (14.6 years) in federal prison.


This sentence stems from a cooperative investigation between Appalachian Narcotics Investigations, the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office, the DEA, and the Southwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force.


In January of 2022 a search warrant at Stewart’s residence produced approximately 291 grams of methamphetamine, 43 grams of marijuana, and 98 suboxone and clonazapam pills.


By federal law, Stewart must serve 85 percent of the imposed sentence.

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