For Immediate Release
Convicted Laurel County, Kentucky Man Sentenced to 248 Months in Prison for Firearms Offenses
LONDON, Ky. – A convicted Laurel County, Kentucky, man was sentenced in United States District Court Tuesday, November 13, 2018, by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, to 248 months in prison for committing firearms offenses. There is no parole in the federal system.
“Drug dealers with guns are violent criminals who pose an increased threat to the safety of our communities,” stated Special Agent in Charge Stuart Lowrey of the Louisville Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). “ATF provides investigative resources that makes possible the arrest and successful prosecution of these offenders”
A federal jury convicted Bobby Green, 41, in London, Kentucky, on August 15, 2018, of being a felon in possession of a firearm and knowingly possessing a firearm, that is, a Rossi, Model M20243Y, .243 WIN caliber, single-shot rifle, in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.
On May 4, 2018, co-defendant Michael K. Lantos was sentenced by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove to 86 months in prison for possession of firearms by a prohibited person. Co-defendant Kimberly A. Green pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and is scheduled for sentencing on December 18, 2018, and co-defendant Kimberly S. Wells pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and is scheduled for sentencing on December 4, 2018.
This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and was investigated by ATF, Kentucky State Police, and the United States Marshals Service.
ATF is dedicated to reducing firearms trafficking and firearms-related violent crime. For more information on ATF, please see our web site at www.atf.gov.