On Thursday, May 24, 2018, in proceedings at the US District Court in Pikeville, Chief Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced defendants for drug trafficking and firearms convictions in three separate cases. Jeffrey Isaac, 61, of Melvin, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release, after he was convicted by a jury of conspiring to distribute oxycodone pills and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Evidence established during the trial that Isaac was leading the conspiracy. Leroy Little, 67, of Pike County, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment, and 3 years supervised release, after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. And Brandy Watts, 35, of Fisty, was sentenced to just over 3 years imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, after she pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Watts and her boyfriend, Justin Slone, were found in possession of several schedule II controlled substance and multiple firearms. Slone was previously convicted and sentenced.