LONDON, KY - Kevin Todd Rogers, 45, of Barbourville Ky., was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison for trading pseudoephedrine for methamphetamine in Knox County.
U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove sentenced Rogers Friday for possession of a list I chemical. Pseudoephedrine is commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Rogers admitted that from 2009 through 2011 he obtained pseudoephedrine and exchanged it for methamphetamine in Knox County, Ky.
Under federal law, Rogers must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Wendy Haney, Special Agent in Charge, United States Forest Service, and Rodney Brewer, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement today.
The investigation was conducted by United States Forest Service and the Kentucky State Police. The United States was represented in the case by Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. Pratt.