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Grant County Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Trafficking in Methamphetamine

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – Ryan McNerney, 41, of Dry Ridge, Ky., was sentenced yesterday to 120 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

McNerney pled guilty, in May 2018, and admitted to distributing between 50 and 150 grams of methamphetamine, in May 2017.  McNerney sold significant amounts of crystal methamphetamine to an informant, on four occasions that month, and he admitted to additional sales of the drug.

Under federal law, McNerney must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement.  The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kentucky State Police.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

Updated August 24, 2018

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