Henderson man sentenced to just over 13.5 years in prison for drug trafficking
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A Henderson man was sentenced Thursday to just over 13.5 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine.
According to court documents, in October of 2021, 43-year-old Jason Elder was arrested for possession of over 164 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to sell it.
Officials say Elders was on supervised release from a previous drug trafficking charge when he committed this crime and also received an additional year for the supervised release violation.
Authorities say Elder’s total sentence is just over 13.5 years in federal prison. Following his prison sentence, Elder will serve five years of supervised release.
“Individuals like the defendant, who plan to flood Western Kentucky communities with poisonous substances, will face lengthy federal prison sentences,” stated U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett. “Working with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, we will continue to focus federal resources on drug traffickers as we strive to increase public safety in the Western District.”
The case was investigated by the FBI Owensboro Satellite Office and the Kentucky State Police.
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