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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Pulaski County Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

LONDON, Ky.A Somerset, Ky., man, Mark A. Bauer, 35, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to Bauer’s plea agreement, he developed a relationship with multiple suppliers of methamphetamine, and he regularly obtained multi-ounce quantities for the purpose of distributing it to others in the area.  On January 5, 2020, law enforcement served an arrest warrant on Bauer, finding multiple bags of methamphetamine on his person.

Bauer pleaded guilty in July 2022.

Under federal law, Bauer must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; Chief William Hunt, Somerset Police Department; and Sheriff Greg Speck, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by FBI, Somerset Police Department, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trimble.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated November 17, 2022