Johnson County Man Convicted of Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release

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

LONDON, Ky. – A Hagerhill, Ky., man, Gary Warick, 57, was found guilty on Tuesday, by a federal jury sitting in London, of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of distribution of methamphetamine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to evidence presented, on April 26, 2022 and again on May 3, 2022, law enforcement made two controlled purchases of methamphetamine involving Warick in Johnson County.  Thereafter, on May 4, 2022, the execution of a seach warrant on Warick’s residence uncovered additional methamphetamine. Collectively, the purchases and search resulted in the seizure of more than 130 grams of methamphetamine. Warick had previously been convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree in state court, in 2010.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Michael E. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Col. Phillip J. Burnett, Jr., Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, announced the conviction.

The case was investigated by the FBI and Kentucky State Police.  The United States was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Blankenship. 

Warick is scheduled to appear for sentencing on a date yet to be determined. He faces a minimum of 15 years, up to life in prison.  However, the Court must consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the applicable federal sentencing statutes before imposing its sentence.

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