LONDON, KY — The U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky is reporting that a Cambridge City, Ind., man, John Carico, 56, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Friday, by U.S. District Judge Robert Wier, for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to his plea agreement, on August 31, 2022, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by Carico and Gary Voiles. During the stop, a canine alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Officers then asked Voiles to step out of the car. At that point, Carico slid into the driver’s seat and fled the scene. Carico made contact with one of the officers as he fled and then led police on a lengthy pursuit, with speeds in excess of 100 mph. Law enforcement eventually stopped the vehicle. When tracing the route of the chase, law enforcement recovered a bag with 741 grams of methamphetamine that Carico had thrown from the vehicle.
Voiles has also entered a guilty plea in the case and is scheduled to be sentenced in January 2023.
Under federal law, Carico must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Michael E. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Sheriff Bobby Jones, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by FBI and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Blankenship.
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