RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – On Monday, a Richmond man was sentenced to time in federal prison for armed meth trafficking.

Department of Justice news release said 28-year-old Jacob Tyler Hensley was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He pleaded guilty in October 2022.

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According to Hensley’s plea agreement, law enforcement conducted a search of Hensley’s home on Sept. 17, 2020, and recovered about 705 grams of meth that he admitted he intended to distribute to others.

The search of Hensley’s home also uncovered a safe containing $8,008 in cash and a total of 16 firearms. He said the guns were for the protection of his drugs and the drug proceeds.