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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mason County Man Sentenced to 87 Months for Cocaine

A Maysville, Ky., man, who led a conspiracy that distributed cocaine in Mason County, has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced 37 year-old Gerald Gibbs for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.  Under federal law, Gibbs must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence, and following his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 3 years.         

During the sentencing hearing, the government established that, over the course of several years, Gibbs conspired with others to obtain cocaine that was ultimately distributed in Maysville in both powder and crack forms.  The Court ultimately determined that Gibbs was responsible for distributing between two and three kilograms of cocaine. 

William Slater and Randy Kirk, co-defendants of Gibbs, previously received prison sentences of 150 months and 63 months, respectively, for their roles in the conspiracy.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Ron Rice, Chief of Police, Maysville Police Department; Joseph Reagan, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Detroit Field Division; and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Maysville Police Department, DEA, and IRS.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 7, 2015