News Release
Date: August 05, 2010
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Kentucky Meth Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years Federal Prison
- Doug Stanton admitted to trying to sell multiple ounces of speed in DEA investigation

AUG 05 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that on July 29, 2010, Douglas Stanton, also known as “Cowboy,” age 54, of Cecilia, Kentucky, was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months imprisonment in United States District Court. He was sentenced for possessing 50 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine, with the intent to distribute the substance. John G. Heyburn II, Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Stanton to 5 years of supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

During his guilty plea hearing, Stanton admitted that he possessed 53.7 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute the substance on May 13, 2009. The offense occurred on the parking lot of a truck stop and gas station located on Glendale-Hodgenville Road in Hardin County, Kentucky. The street value of the methamphetamine involved in this case is approximately $5,000.

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.