ASHLAND, Ky. (FOX 56) – Two Ashland men were sentenced to 72 months and 137 months in federal prison on multiple charges on Monday.
Ricardo Rothwell, 42, pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine. A news release from the Department of Justice said, on July 10, 2021, Rothwell was stopped by law enforcement at a traffic stop where they found him in possession of 96.8 grams of methamphetamine, 11.35 grams of fentanyl, .97 grams of cocaine, and 2.2 grams of marijuana.
Rothwell was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison.
Aaron McWhorter, 29, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. According to a news release, McWhorter was found in possession of a firearm. McWhorter admitted that he knew he was previously convicted Carter County Circuit Court for felony possession of a controlled substance and was prohibited from possessing a firearm. McWhorter was also in possession of distribution quantities of narcotics.
McWhorter was sentenced to 137 months in federal prison.