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Clark County Man Sentenced To 79 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution And Illegal Firearms Sales

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Adam Ray Dodson, 38, of Winchester, Kentucky, was sentenced to 79 months in federal prison on Monday, by United States District Judge Joseph M. Hood, for distributing quantities of methamphetamine and selling firearms in Clark County, Kentucky, in October and November of 2017.

Dodson had previously plead guilty to charges of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and sale of a firearm to a convicted felon.  Between October and November of 2017, Dodson, conducted multiple sales of methamphetamine, totaling over 200 grams in Winchester.  In addition to the sales of methamphetamine, Dodson was found to have illegally possessed and sold firearms to an individual he also knew to be a convicted felon.

Under federal law, Dodson must serve 85 percent of his sentence. Upon completion of his imprisonment, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of four years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart L. Lowery, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; Commissioner Richard Sanders, Kentucky State Police; and Sheriff Berl Perdue, Jr., Clark County Sheriff, jointly made the announcement.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The PSN program was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


Updated May 8, 2019

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