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September 26, 2014

Louisville Man Sentenced to 156 Months for Possessing Cocaine with Intent to Distribute in Boone County

COVINGTON, KY—A Louisville man was sentenced today to 156 months in federal prison for possessing crack cocaine in Northern Kentucky with the intent to distribute it.

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 58 year-old Edward L. Adams to 156 months in prison and placed him on supervised release for six years after he completes his prison term.

On December 18, 2013, Adams admitted to possessing almost 20 grams of crack cocaine at a hotel in Boone County with the intent to distribute it.

Adams entered his guilty plea on June 19, 2014. Under federal law, he must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence. He is classified as a career offender under federal law because of two prior felony drug trafficking convictions. This classification enhanced his sentence.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Howard S. Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement after the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

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