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Shelbyville Man Sentenced to 108 Months for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

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

FRANKFORT, Ky- A Shelbyville, Kentucky, man Todd G. Harris, 33, who previously admitted to drug possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory VanTatenhove to 108 months in prison.

According to his plea agreement, Harris was found unconscious in a wrecked vehicle in July 2018 by officers with the Shelbyville Police Department. Upon search, officers also located a Glock 9 mm and a bag containing marijuana and Xanax tablets. Harris admitted to possession with intent to distribute alprazolam and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Harris was previously convicted of trafficking marijuana in 2014.    

Harris pleaded guilty in June 2019.          

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

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Tommy Estevan, Acting Special Agent in Charge for ATF, and Chief Bruce Gentry, Shelbyville Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by ATF and Shelbyville Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia T. Rieker.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The PSN program was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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Updated October 30, 2019

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