Paul Linville Bargo, 44, of Williamsburg was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison on methamphetamine charges.
The case was the second meth case prosecuted by the Eastern District of Kentucky U.S. attorney's office this decade to result in a life sentence. Bargo was found guilty in February of conspiring to manufacture and distribute meth, distributing meth, possessing chemicals to manufacture meth and attempting to manufacture meth from October 2004 through February 2008. Bargo "cooked" meth in Knox, Laurel, Whitley and Clay counties, then sold it to dealers and users, authorities say. Witnesses testified that Bargo often bragged that he was the best meth cook in the country..