2 Kentucky men sentenced to federal prison for meth trafficking
LONDON, Ky.— Two Kentucky men were sentenced to 180 months and 120 months in federal prison for meth trafficking today. According to press releases from the US Department of Justice:
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.
A Somerset, Ky., man, Mark A. Bauer, 35, was sentenced to 120 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 Bauer’s plea agreement, he developed a relationship with multiple suppliers of methamphetamine, and he regularly obtained multi-ounce quantities for the purpose of distributing it to others in the area. On January 5, 2020, law enforcement served an arrest warrant on Bauer, finding multiple bags of methamphetamine on his person.
Bauer pleaded guilty in July 2022.
Under federal law, both must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon release from prison, they will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigations were conducted by the FBI, Somerset Police Department, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office; the DEA, Monticello Police Department, and Lake Cumberland Drug Task Force. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Trimble in both cases.
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