News Release
May 19, 2008

Bardstown Drug Dealer Sentenced to Ten Years On Drug Charges
- $252,000 of cocaine
- Prior conviction for resisting arrest

MAY 19 -- (Louisville, KY) - Neal Scott Stone, age 31, of 105 Hayden Avenue, Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. Jennifer B. Coffman, Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Stone to 5 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

On April 12, 2007, Neal Scott Stone plead guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine. At his guilty plea hearing, Stone admitted that on October 25, 2002, Officers from the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at his residence located at 105 Hayden Avenue, Bardstown, Kentucky. During the search, officers found 1723.9 grams of cocaine and 807.1 grams of crack cocaine hidden in a safe. Stone admitted that he intended to distribute the cocaine to others in the community. The estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $172,000.00. The crack cocaine is estimated to be worth approximately $80,000.00 on the street.

At Stone’s sentencing hearing, the court took into consideration Stone’s prior 1996 conviction for resisting arrest out of Nelson County Circuit Court.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt and Philip C. Chance, and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.