News Release
May 29, 2008

Another D-Block Gang Member Sentenced For Dealing Crack
- Twelve other defendants previously sentenced to a total of over 58 years

MAY 29 -- (Owensboro, KY) - Troy Anderson, age 44, of 2624 West 8th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky, in Davies County, was sentenced for his involvement with the “D-Block” crack cocaine conspiracy indictment that was filed on August 22, 2007, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

United States District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., sentenced Anderson to 9 months imprisonment. Judge McKinley also sentenced Anderson to 4 years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

On March 6, 2008, Anderson, pled guilty to charges stemming from the August 22, 2007, indictment which charged 14 defendants. In addition to the overarching conspiracy charge of possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of crack cocaine, Anderson also pled guilty to five separate counts of possessing with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, which occurred during the time frame charged in the conspiracy.

The facts elicited during the plea hearing that relate to Anderson revealed that between September 2006 and August 21, 2007, DEA agents and the Owensboro Police Department were investigating the activities of a group of drug traffickers, known as D-Block, located in Owensboro, Kentucky. D-Block, which stands for “Drug Block,” refers to a geographic area controlled by a loose-knit street gang located in Owensboro between West 8th and 9th Streets and in the vicinity of Penbrooke Avenue.

One co-defendant remains to be sentenced. Deanna Watson pled guilty on December 13, 2007 and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 3, 2008, at 9:00a.m.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Owensboro Police Department, and the Kentucky State Police.