Versailles Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Supplying Cocaine That Led To Overdose Death
NOV 21 -- (Louisville, KY) - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that George Dale Wilson II, age 40, of Versailles, Kentucky, was sentenced on November 17, 2008, to 20 years in federal prison for causing the death of another person by distributing cocaine. United States District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman also sentenced Wilson to 5 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.
Wilson had previously pled guilty to knowingly and intentionally distributing cocaine that caused the death of another person. Specifically, on March 16, 2002, in Springfield, Kentucky, Wilson gave cocaine to a friend who died as a result. Cocaine is extremely dangerous and can be lethal in even the smallest doses. Federal law provides a penalty of imprisonment for twenty years to life upon conviction of distributing any controlled substance which results in the death of another person.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Kentucky State Police.