May 11, 2018
Contact: Lucy Holcomb
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Midland Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution
MIDLAND, Texas United States District Judge David Counts sentenced 27-year-old Kenneth James Barfield yesterday to 30 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Kyle Williamson; and Midland Interim Police Chief Seth Herman.
On January 10, 2018, Barfield pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court records, Barfield was responsible for distributing more than 12 kilograms of methamphetamine throughout the Permian Basin from April 2017 to November 2017.
Barfield has remained in custody since being arrested by Midland Police on November 17, 2017.
The Drug Enforcement Administration together with the Midland Police Department conducted this investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Brandi Young prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.