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

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bowling Green, Armed Career Criminal Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Possess And Distribute Marijuana And Cocaine, And Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green armed career criminal pleaded guilty to several charges today in U.S. District Court, including conspiracy to possess and distribute marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing controlled substances, announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Antwain Santez Sweatt pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers this morning to five charges in a seven count superseding indictment from December 10, 2014. According to the plea agreement, between June and July 2014, in Warren County, Kentucky, Sweatt knowingly conspired with others to possess with intent to distribute and distribute marijuana, cocaine and   cocaine base.  Further, Sweatt admitted to renting 834 Victoria Street, in Bowling Green, for the purpose of distributing or using controlled substances. Finally, Sweatt admitted to knowingly possessing a Jiminez Arms, 9 millimeter pistol and ammunition, after having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.

On March 10, 1997 Sweatt was sentenced to 7 years in prison for trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. On February 3, 2003, Sweatt was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking in a controlled substance and 15 years in prison for disarming a police officer and resisting arrest.

Sweatt faces a  combined minimum term of 15 years in prison,  a combined maximum term of life imprisonment, a combined maximum fine of $3,750,000, and supervised release of at least three years and up to any number of years, including life, which the Court may specify. Sweatt is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Stivers on July 14, 2105, in Bowling Green.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless and is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the Bowling Green Police Department, and the Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task Force.

Updated April 21, 2015