Three men indicted last year for major drug distribution in Clay County have now entered guilty pleas.

Sentencing for one of three Clay County men accused in a large drug ring has been delayed in U.S. Federal Court in London.

Henry Hall, of Stacy’s Branch Road, was originally set to be sentenced on a plea agreement on May 3rd.

On April 25th a sealed motion was filed in Hall’s case and no date has been reset for his sentencing.

Hall agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possession with the intent to distribute Alprazolam and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

A second man charged in the crime, Jeffrey Ghent, of Goose Rock, agreed to a plea agreement on May 20th on charges of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, according to court records.

Ghent admitted that law enforcement found 285.5 grams of methamphetamine, 300 rounds of ammunition and various weapons at his residence during a search on July 4, 2018.

Ghent could face a minimum of 10 years to life and fines of over $10,000,000, according to the plea agreement.

On May 23, Stephan Charles, attorney for Ricky Melton, aka Chico, filed a motion to be rearraigned at which time he will enter a guilty plea having reached a deal with the government, according to court records.

Melton will appear in court on June 7 at 1:30 p.m. in London under Judge Robert E. Weir.

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