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Somerset men sentenced: Meth trafficking/firearms possession

Methamphetamine was intended for distribution in the Somerset, area. The methamphetamine was discovered during a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by all three defendants, in Fayette County, on April 26, 2017.
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From U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY (Mon 6 Nov 2017) - Jason Whitis, 41, Robbie Neal Whitis, 34, and Joshua Kelley Pyles, 33, each of Somerset, Ky., were sentenced today, by Senior United States District Judge Joseph M. Hood, for conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Robbie Whitis and Pyles were also sentenced for possessing a firearm in furtherance of the methamphetamine conspiracy. Jason Whitis was sentenced to 200 months in prison; Robbie Whitis was sentenced to 75 months; and Pyles was sentenced to 120 months.



Under federal law, all three men must serve 85 percent of their prison sentences. Following their release, they will then be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Timothy J. Plancon, DEA Special Agent in Charge; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Kentucky State Police. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Robert M. Duncan, Jr., and Lauren Tanner Bradley.


This story was posted on 2017-11-07 03:10:58
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