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Wayne County Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

LONDON, Ky.An Albany, Ky., man, Jeremy Lynch, 42, was sentenced to 180 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 Lynch’s plea agreement, on February 25, 2019, law enforcement searched a hotel room occupied by Lynch, finding approximately one pound of methamphetamine.  Additionally, law enforcement searched a vehicle being used by Lynch, finding another pound of methamphetamine.  Lynch admitted that he was in possession of the methamphetamine and intended to distribute it to others in the Wayne County area.

Lynch had previously been convicted of a serious drug felony, manufacturing methamphetamine, in Jefferson County Circuit Court.  Lynch pleaded guilty to the current charge in July 2022.

Under federal law, Lynch 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 10 years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; J. Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Louisville Field Division; Chief Joey Hoover, Monticello Police Department; and Director Wayne Conn, Lake Cumberland Drug Task Force, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA, Monticello Police Department, and Lake Cumberland Drug Task Force.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trimble.

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Updated November 17, 2022

Drug Trafficking