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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Convicted Felon Sentenced To 110 Months In Prison For Violating Federal Drug Trafficking And Gun Laws

PADUCAH, Kentucky –Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced a Fulton, Kentucky, man to 110 months in prison followed by a three-year term of Supervised Release for violating federal drug trafficking and gun laws, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. White will serve the federal sentence after he completes a current state sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

Joshua White, age 23, of Fulton, Kentucky, had previously pleaded guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. White had a previous felony conviction for drug trafficking. On or about February 11, 2010, White was convicted in criminal case number 09-CR-00042 in Fulton Circuit (Kentucky) Court, of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine) in violation of Ky. Rev. Stat. 218A.1412 and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school in violation of Ky. Rev. Stat. 218A.1411.

According to court records, on March 25, 2013, in Fulton County, Kentucky, White knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. On that same date, he possessed a loaded Hi-Point, .380 caliber pistol, bearing serial number P8051850. He used the pistol to shoot at a Kentucky State Police Trooper.

Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless prosecuted the case. The Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

Updated December 15, 2014