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Graves County, Kentucky Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 151 Months In Federal Prison

November 13, 2012

PADUCAH, Ky. – A Graves County, Kentucky man was sentenced in United States District Court today, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell to 151 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for selling 71 grams of a cocaine base announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to the plea agreement, Deangelo Collins of Mayfield, located in Graves County, Kentucky was video/audio recorded on three separate occasions selling a cocaine base to a confidential informant working for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Graves County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department. In court, Collins admitted to selling 18.8 grams of crack cocaine on November 17, 2011 in exchange for $1,000. Further, Collins admitted to selling 7.8 grams of a mixture or substance containing a cocaine base to a confidential informant on November 30, 2011 and to selling 44.4 grams of a mixture or substance containing a cocaine base to a confidential informant on December 2, 2011.

Collins was charged on February 14, 2012, in a three count federal indictment by a grand jury meeting in Paducah, Kentucky. He entered a guilty plea to all three counts on June 26, 2012 before Senior District Judge Russell.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert Bonar and was investigated by the Graves County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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