News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Louisville Drug Dealer Sentenced to Four Years
and Three Months on Drug Charges
-Methamphetamine had Street Value of $40,000

SEPT 16 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Harley Hendrickson, of 2400 Lake Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months imprisonment in United States District Court, for charges of conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Thomas B. Russell, Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Hendrickson to 3 years of supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

Hendrickson pled guilty on June 16, 2008, and admitted that on November 29, 2007, and continuing to November 30, 2007, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and elsewhere, he conspired with co-defendant Reyes Ignacio to knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute 400 grams of methamphetamine, worth at least $40,000 on the street. Reyes Ignacio pled guilty on July 14, 2008 and is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Russell on October 20, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky. Reyes Ignacio is an illegal alien who will be subject to deportation back to Mexico upon serving his time in federal prison.

According to Hendrickson’s admissions during the plea hearing, Ignacio traveled from southern Indiana and traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to deliver a package containing methamphetamine to Hendrickson. Upon arriving in Louisville, Ignacio delivered the package of methamphetamine to Hendrickson’s apartment, whereupon Hendrickson took the methamphetamine and traveled to Clarksville, Indiana, where he was going to further distribute the drugs. Soon after arriving at in Clarksville, Indiana, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents were able to seize the methamphetamine from Hendrickson as he dropped the package while running away in an attempt to evade arrest. Hendrickson was arrested a couple days later in Lexington, Kentucky.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the DEA.

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