Leader of Laurel and Whitley County Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, United States District Judge Robert Wier sentenced April Sizemore Bowling, 31, of Corbin, to 17 years in federal prison, for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. A federal investigation revealed that, for more than a year, Bowling lead a drug trafficking organization that was importing kilogram quantities of methamphetamine into the Eastern District of Kentucky, from a source of supply in Georgia. Bowling worked with Jeffrey Cole, Jessica Flannery, and Melody LeMar to obtain, transport, and sell the meth in Laurel, Whitley, and Clay counties. The conspiracy was responsible for bringing in excess of 45 kilograms of methamphetamine from Georgia to Kentucky. All four pled guilty to the charges against them earlier this year. Cole was previously sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, while LeMar and Flannery were each sentenced to 38 months and 33 months respectively.

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