News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 14, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Four Kentucky Meth Dealers Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy
-DEA and KSP investigation led to dismantling of meth organization

JAN 14 -- PADUCAH, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Jessie Ann Delk, Mayfield, Kentucky was sentenced to 8 years and 1 month imprisonment, Chasity Shannon Lane, Mayfield, Kentucky, was sentenced to 6 years and 6 months imprisonment, John Robert Thomas Tynes, Wingo, Kentucky, was sentenced to 4 years and 9 months imprisonment, and Michael Kaler, Mayfield, Kentucky, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months imprisonment in United States District Court, Paducah, Kentucky, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell, also sentenced Delk and Lane to 5 years supervised release following incarceration and Tynes and Kaler to 3 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

U.S. Attorney Huber praised the joint work of the Kentucky State Police (“KSP”), KSP Drug Task Force members and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for putting these meth dealers out of business.

Lane, Tynes and Kaler all pled guilty on August 22, 2008, to conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Delk pled guilty on September 22, 2008, to conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.