Drug Enforcement Administration


Keith Martin (Acting), Special Agent in Charge

February 23, 2018

Contact: Brian McNeal

Phone Number: (571) 362-1498

Kentucky Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine

LEXINGTON, Ky. - James Allen Eapmon, 31, of Florence, Kentucky was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole by United States District Court Judge David Bunning for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Eapmon led a conspiracy responsible for distributing between 1.5 and 4.4 kilograms of actual methamphetamine between January 1, 2016 and October 4, 2016. He regularly distributed crystal methamphetamine and supplied it to other members of the group for distribution. Three other individuals: Chance Haley, Matthew Clem, and Charles “Bub” Eapmon have been convicted in connection with this investigation. Eapmon has five prior felony convictions, one for multiple burglaries and four for offenses related to drug trafficking.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA’s Detroit Division jointly made the announcement today after the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

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