The third man charged in a major 2018 federal drug ring bust in Clay County has been sentenced in federal court in London.
Jeffrey “Bub” Ghent, of Manchester, was sentenced to a total of 110 months (nine years and two months) in prison as part of his plea agreement, according to federal court records.
Ghent received a 70-month sentence on a charge of possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. He received a 39-month sentence, to run consecutively with the 70-month sentence, on a charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
He will also serve four months of supervised release.
Ghent was one of three men charged in the July 4th, 2018 drug raid.
Ricky “Chico” Melton, 60, of Collins Fork Rd., was sentenced to 130 months and Henry “Hee Haw” Hall, was sentenced to 53 months. Hall was also ordered to forfeit $317,638.00 seized in two raids on his home.
Five others were charged in the case from other counties. All have been sentenced except one, Scott Patterson, who has entered a plea agreement.
Myra Vandenk received 61-months in prison on a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
Jake Messer pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He received 151-months imprisonment with six years of supervised release.
John Mosley pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He received a total of 90-months with three years supervised release.
Josh Towe received a 121-month sentence with four years of supervised release on a charge of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.