Drug Enforcement Administration


Keith Martin (Acting), Special Agent in Charge

May 07, 2015

Contact: Brian McNeal

Phone Number: (571) 362-1498

Kentucky Man Sentenced To 7+ Years For Cocaine Conspiracy Conviction

Gerard Gibbs responsible for minimum of 2 kilograms of cocaine being distributed in Maysville, KY

COVINGTON, Ky. - A Maysville, Ky., man, who led a conspiracy that distributed cocaine in Mason County, has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced 37 year-old Gerald Gibbs for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Under federal law, Gibbs must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence, and following his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years.

During the sentencing hearing, the government established that, over the course of several years, Gibbs conspired with others to obtain cocaine that was ultimately distributed in Maysville in both powder and crack forms. The Court ultimately determined that Gibbs was responsible for distributing between two and three kilograms of cocaine.

William Slater and Randy Kirk, co-defendants of Gibbs, previously received prison sentences of 150 months and 63 months, respectively, for their roles in the conspiracy.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Ron Rice, Chief of Police, Maysville Police Department; Joseph P. Reagan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’(DEA) Detroit Field Division; and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Maysville Police Department, DEA, and IRS. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

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