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Friday, November 1, 2019

Knox County Man Sentenced to 121 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

LONDON, Ky. – James Mills, of Barbourville, Kentucky, was sentenced Thursday to 121 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Robert E. Wier, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. 

James Mills pled guilty in July 2019. According to his plea agreement, Mills admitted to conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine in Knox County, between December 2017 and September 2018. Mills also admitted, on one occasion, in July 2018, he distributed over 150 grams of high-purity methamphetamine.

Under federal law, James Mills must serve 85 percent of this prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years following his release.           

Travis Mills and Gretchen Delph have both pled guilty to charges connected to the same conspiracy. Mills will be sentenced on December 30, and Delph will be sentenced on December 9.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI; and Darrel Kilburn, Chief of the London Police Department, jointly made the announcement. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew H. Trimble.

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Updated November 1, 2019