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Two sentenced to federal pen in meth-related cases

Two Letcher County men who pleaded guilty to trafficking in methamphetamines have been sentenced in U.S. District Court in London.

U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom sentenced Shiloh Cody Adams, 34, of Jeremiah, to 150 months in the federal penitentiary for trafficking in methamphetamines and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Mitchell Darringer Adams was sentenced to 94 months for trafficking.

According to their plea agreements, in November 2018, the Adamses traveled from Letcher County to Louisville to buy methamphetamine for purposes of distribution in eastern Kentucky. Law enforcement stopped the Adamses’ vehicle on the return trip to Letcher County. During a search of the vehicle, officers found over 50 grams of methamphetamine, a pistol, and $10,249 in cash.

Shiloh Adams pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Mitchell Adams pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Under federal law, the defendants must serve 85 percent of their prison sentences. Shiloh Adams and Mitchell Adams will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for six years and five years respectively after their release.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Tommy Estevan, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Louisville Field Division, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Louisville Police Department and the ATF’s Ashland Office. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna Reed.

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