Two Letcher County men face up to life in prison and fines of up to $8.5 million if convicted under a methamphetamine trafficking indictment issued in federal court in London.
A federal grand jury charges that the two trafficked in more than 50 grams of methamphetamines in Letcher and Perry counties “and elsewhere.”
Shiloh Cody Adams, of Jeremiah, had been charged in December with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He and Mitchell Darringer Adams, of Cowan, were charged in a superseding indictment on January 24, and arraigned February 7.
The new indictment includes the handgun charge against Shiloh Adams and says that on or about Nov. 6, 2018, in Perry and Letcher counties and elsewhere, he intentionally conspired to distribute more than 50 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine, and during the same time possessed a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
The indictment also includes a forfeiture count aimed at confiscating a Glock Model 43 9 mm pistol, a Glock Model 23 .40 caliber pistol, assorted ammunition, and
$10,249.00 in cash.
Shiloh Adams, if convicted of count one, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, faces not more than 10 years imprisonment, not more than a $250,000 fine, and not more than 3 years supervised release. In addition, both he and Darringer Adams, if convicted of the other two charges, face not less than five years and not more than 40 years imprisonment, not more than a $5,000,000 fine, and at least four years of supervised release for trafficking, and not less than five years nor more than life imprisonment, to be served consecutive to any sentence imposed for any other offense, not more than a $250,000 fine, and not more than 5 years of supervised release.
If the court finds they have been convicted of “any prior final felony drug” charge, they would face not less than 10 years and not more than life in prison, not more than an $8 million fine, and at least eight years of supervised release for trafficking, not including the other sentences they could receive.