News Release
Date: May 20, 2010
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

All In the Family - Kentucky Meth Conspiracy
-4 members of Kentucky family sentenced in meth manufacturing conspiracy
-Michael Redmond sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

MAY 20 -- London, Ky. — Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Robert L. Corso, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Detroit Field Division, announced today that Michael Roy Redmond (age 49), Nanette Redmond (48), their two children, Casey (26) and Cornelius (23) Redmond, and Ami Beckman (22), all of Somerset, Kentucky, were sentenced on May 19 th, 2010, for their roles in a methamphetamine manufacturing conspiracy.

United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove sentenced Michael Redmond to 20 years, Nannette Redmond to 5 years and 8 months, Casey Redmond to 8 years and 4 months, Cory Redmond to 5 years, and Ami Beckman to 2 years and 4 months, all to be served in federal prison. Under federal law, all must serve 85 percent of their prison sentences, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

During 2009, the five defendants pled guilty in separate proceedings in the U.S. District Court in London, Kentucky. During the course of their guilty pleas, they admitted to buying pseudoephedrine, the cold medicine drug that can be turned into meth. All admitted to making these purchases for the purpose of the pseudoephedrine to be used by Michael Redmond to make methamphetamine. Purchases of pseudoephedrine are now tracked and recorded, which led authorities to discover the Redmond Family’s illegal activities.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force. The United States was represented in the case by the London Branch Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.