A Johnson County man was sentenced recently to serve 12 years in prison, as well as 10 years of supervised release connected to his plea to charges he distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on July 13, U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell sentenced Proctor Wayne Pennington Sr., 66, to serve 144 months in prison and then serve 120 months of supervised release after his sentence.

According to his plea agreement, between October 2018 and April 2019, Pennington conspired with others to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The agreement said Pennington entered into an arrangement with a methamphetamine supplier in Louisville through whom he regularly obtained ounce to multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine.

Pennington, the agreement said, then distributed the drug to others in Johnson County.

Court documents show Pennington was also convicted in 2010 in connection with a federal investigation into the distribution of oxycodone.

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