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Isom man pleads guilty to heroin and meth counts

An Isom man will serve 20 years on supervised probation, but no additional jail time after pleading guilty to multiple drug and other charges, including possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

Faron Banks, 31, was sentenced to a total of six years in three separate cases, but all three sentences were probated. As a result, Banks will spend no time in jail beyond that he spent awaiting trial, and will have his bond returned.

Banks was charged in three separate indictments in 2019 and 2020. He pleaded guilty January 20 in Letcher Circuit Court to two counts of first-degree, first-offense possession of a controlled substance (meth); first-degree, first-offense possession of a controlled substance (heroin); second-degree possession of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession controlled substance (prescription) not in the proper container; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs; failure to wear a seat belt; first-degree bail jumping; and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II signed the order January 20.

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