LEXINGTON, KY - Dena Lynn Brooks, 40, Marcus Jessie Adkins, 39, and Courtney Junior Noble, 60, each of Campton, Ky., were recently sentenced, by United States Senior District Judge Joseph M. Hood, for conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. Noble was also sentenced for possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking offense. Brooks and Noble were each sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Adkins, because of prior felony drug convictions, was sentenced to almost 22 years imprisonment.
In May 2013, Brooks, Adkins, and Noble each pleaded guilty to the offense. The facts established that, on January 28, 2013, Brooks obtained approximately three ounces of methamphetamine for Adkins and Noble. The methamphetamine was intended for distribution in Wolfe County. After obtaining the methamphetamine, Brooks provided it to Adkins and Noble at a motel room in Lexington. A short while later, a vehicle driven by Adkins, in which Noble was a passenger, was stopped by law enforcement. Noble had the methamphetamine in his pocket and a loaded semiautomatic pistol in his waistband.
Under federal law, Brooks, Adkins, and Noble must each serve 85 percent of their prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office, for at least 3 years for Noble and at least 8 years for Brooks and Adkins.
Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Robert L. Corso, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Rodney Brewer, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement.
The investigation was conducted by the DEA and KSP. The United States was represented in the case by Assistant United States Attorney Robert M. Duncan, Jr.