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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 9, 2019
Russell Coleman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Nick Storm

Meth Distributor Sentenced to 15 Years

Eric Todd was Convicted by Jury in Federal Court in May

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings has sentenced Eric Todd, of Louisville, to a sentence of 188 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute approximately 230 grams of crystal  methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Russell Coleman.

 “We’re talking about approximately 500 doses of meth here, with all of the pain and risk to families that poison brings with it,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Working with stalwart partners such as the ATF, we will continue to remove drug traffickers like Mr. Todd from our Commonwealth, who now faces over a decade and a half in federal prison.” 

 Todd, 43, was found guilty after a jury trial in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 28, 2019, through May 31, 2019, before U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings.

 Todd’s counsel, argued for a reduced sentence of 120 months, contending that Todd played a minor role in the conspiracy. Judge Jennings rejected that argument, finding that according to the evidence presented at trial Todd was fully responsible for his actions, in that he initiated the drug transaction for which he was convicted by calling the informant and soliciting her to purchase methamphetamine from him. Evidence further established that the defendant managed and controlled this criminal activity by calling the informant several times and directing her over a period of several hours to go to various locations within the city before finally directing her to retrieve the methamphetamine and place the money for the purchase in the trunk of a parked car at a local restaurant. 

 The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress with support from legal assistant Charlotte Hendricks. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

 

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