News Release
November 2 , 2007

Louisville Meth Dealer Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

NOV 2 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - Anthony McKinley, age 32, of 10007 East Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court, Louisville, to 8 years imprisonment for trafficking in methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. McKinley was sentenced by Chief Judge John G. Heyburn, III. McKinley was also sentenced to 4 years supervised release following incarceration, and his interest was administratively forfeited in a .25 caliber handgun and $1,100.00 in U.S. Currency. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

McKinley previously pled guilty on July 20, 2007, to possessing the methamphetamine with intent to sell it. According to his guilty plea, on November 30, 2005, he drove his 1997 Ford Expedition to Penacook Apartments in Louisville to conduct a drug transaction. Louisville Metro Narcotics detectives approached McKinley’s vehicle and asked McKinley if he had drugs in the vehicle. McKinley acknowledged that he had methamphetamine under the backseat. The detectives seized 395 grams of methamphetamine. Police also seized a handgun and $1,100.00 in U.S. Currency from the vehicle. The street value of 395 grams of methamphetamine is approximately $39,500.00.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James H. Barr and it was investigated by the Louisville Metro Narcotics Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).