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Rockcastle County man sentenced to 108 months for conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine

From the US Department of Justice - London, Ky.

LONDON, Ky. – 49-year-old Dallas R. Clifford, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison on Thursday, by U.S. District Judge Robert E. Wier, after previously admitting to engaging in a conspiracy to distribute aggravated amounts of methamphetamine in Laurel, Madison, Rockcastle, and Fayette Counties.

In his guilty plea agreement, Clifford admitted to receiving pound quantities of methamphetamine from a source of supply and selling to others. Clifford was still on parole for a prior felony drug trafficking conviction at the time he joined the conspiracy.

Clifford is the last of four defendants to be sentenced in the methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Dustin Hurley, 34, Perry County was sentenced to 188 months; Brice Hubbard, 23, Laurel County, was sentenced to 135 months; and Jordan Moore, 23, Madison County was sentenced to 50 months.

Under federal law, Clifford and his co-defendants must serve 85 percent of their prison sentence. Clifford will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years, after his release from prison.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; J.Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville Field Division; Phillip Burnett, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police; Sheriff John Root, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office; and Chief Eric Scott, Berea Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by DEA, Kentucky State Police, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, and the Berea Police Department. The United States was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna E. Reed.

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