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Ohio Man Sentenced to 140 Months for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

COVINGTON, Ky. — John Lee McCloud, 29, of Fairfield, Ohio, was sentenced today, by United States District Judge David Bunning, to 140 months in federal prison, for trafficking in methamphetamine. 

McCloud was indicted in June 2018, and pled guilty in November 2018.  According to court documents, McCloud was arrested in Florence, Kentucky, when he attempted to sell approximately five ounces of methamphetamine.

Under federal law, McCloud 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; Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration; and Tom Grau, Chief of the Florence Police Department, jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Florence Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

Updated February 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking