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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Louisville Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Distributing Methamphetamine

COVINGTON, Ky. — Jamel Clay, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced on Thursday, by United States District Judge David Bunning, to eight years in federal prison, for possession with the intent to distribute Methamphetamine. 

Clay was indicted in May 2018 and pled guilty in August 2018.  According to court documents, Clay supplied approximately ten pounds of methamphetamine to a co-defendant, Michael Hager, over a period of several months.  Hager, a Covington resident, was responsible for distributing the methamphetamine in Northern Kentucky.  Agents arrested Hager in possession of approximately eight ounces of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm, on March 1, 2018.  Agents arrested Clay in possession of approximately 15 ounces of methamphetamine, on March 12, 2018.  Hager was sentenced to 144 months in prison, in November 2018.               

Under federal law, Clay 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 a term of five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 30, 2018