Bardstown Crack Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to Twenty-Four Years

LOUISVILLE, KY - Tyrone Montgomery, age 32, of 1117 Plum Run Road, Bardstown, Kentucky, was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, for possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and cocaine, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

On March 25, 2008, a federal court jury foundMontgomery guilty of three counts of possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine. The total quantity of crack and powder cocaine totaled 574 grams, which has a street value of $57,200. At trial, the testimony established that on two occasions, Montgomery sold 82 and 111 grams of crack cocaine, respectively, to a confidential source (CS) working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Hardin County Drug Task Force. Following the March 13, 2007, drug purchase, the DEA and Hardin County Drug Task Force agents executed a search warrant at Montgomery’s residence, wherein an additional 45 grams of crack cocaine and 334 grams of powder cocaine were found.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the DEA and the Hardin County Drug Task Force.