News Release
April 19, 2010
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Distribution

APR 19 -- (Louisville, KY) - United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Douglas Stanton, also known as “Cowboy,” age 54, of Cecilia, Kentucky, pled guilty on April 16, 2010, to possessing and distributing methamphetamine powder.

During his guilty plea, Stanton admitted that on May 13, 2009, he possessed 50 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine, with the intent to distribute the substance.

The maximum potential penalties are 40 years imprisonment, a $2,000,000 fine, and lifetime period of supervised release. The minimum potential penalties are 5 years imprisonment and supervised release for a period of 4 years.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas W. Dyke, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force.

The plea was entered before John G. Heyburn II, Judge, United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky. Stanton is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Heyburn on July 26, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.