Louisville Felon Sentenced To 97 Months In Prison For Multiple Drug And Firearms Charges
Federal prosecution resulted from “Project Recoil”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., today announced the 97-month sentence of a Louisville felon, for multiple charges including the sale and distribution of controlled substances; unlawful possession of firearms by a convicted felon; and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in United States District Court before District Judge David J. Hale. The federal charges stemmed from “Project Recoil,” the on-going partnership of multiple Jefferson County, Kentucky, law enforcement agencies, developed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, to maximize penalties for the most violent offenders and to reduce violent crime in our community.
“Today’s sentencing takes a violent convicted felon off the streets of Louisville for eight years without the possibility of an early parole,” stated United States Attorney Kuhn. “Not only did this felon have multiple firearms and ammunition in his possession, he was dealing heroin and crack cocaine. Project Recoil is working. This joint effort has removed another violent drug dealer from our community.”
Demetric A. Flint, a/k/a Meechie, pleaded guilty to all counts of federal indictment on November 29, 2016. He also agreed to forfeit his interest in ammunition, $469.00 in United States currency, and firearms including a SigSauer Model P232, .380 Caliber pistol, a Hi-Point Model JHP45, .45 caliber pistol, and a Browning Citori 12 gauge shotgun seized at the time of his arrest.
According to court records, on October 19, 2015, law enforcement officials conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Demetric Flint – using a confidential informant. Following the controlled purchase, law enforcement officials obtained and executed a Kentucky state search warrant at Flint’s residence on East Ormsby Avenue, the address where the controlled purchase had occurred. No one was at home. The law enforcement officials forced entry and seized suspected methamphetamine, a Sig Sauer Model P232, .380 caliber pistol, and Kentucky identification card for Flint, United States currency, a 50-gram weight digital scale, suspected heroin, and marijuana. Later, law enforcement officials found Flint at his child’s mother’s residence on South Jackson Street. While speaking with the woman, officers saw Flint walk from hallway to the living room and arrested him. At the time of his arrest, Flint was in possession of $469.00 United States currency. The woman gave written consent for a search of her residence. The search resulted in seizure of suspected crack cocaine, prescription pills, digital scale, box of baking soda, items with suspected residue of crack cocaine, 12 gauge and 45 caliber ammunition, marijuana, a Hi-Point .45 caliber pistol, and a Browning Citori 12 gauge shotgun.
During a post-Miranda, signed waiver, statement by Flint, he admitted the items seized from both the Ormsby and South Jackson addresses were his. He admitted selling “hard” (i.e., crack cocaine), and heroin. During the interview, Flint admitted that he had crack cocaine and heroin secreted on his body.
On or about May 31, 2012, in Jefferson Circuit Court case number 11-CR-3685, Flint was convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance first degree, tampering with physical evidence, and trafficking in a controlled substance second degree, crimes punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless prosecuted the case. The Louisville Metro Police Department and United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.