A Madison County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on heroin-related charges Monday.
Neal Scott Stone, 39, was accused of conspiracy to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, attempt to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram of cocaine, and violating the conditions of his supervised release from a previous crime. Stone's girlfriend, Catherine Leake, 28, was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring with Stone, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Stone and Leake were sentenced under the gavel of U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood. Both must serve at least 85 percent of their prison sentence.
According to the U.S. Attorney, in May 2014, Leake distributed heroin, on Stone's behalf, to another individual at a fast food restaurant in Richmond. Following the drug deal, authorities arrested Stone and Leake. Police recovered several items associated with the drug conspiracy, including 71 grams of heroin, after executing a search warrant at Stone's residence.
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Stone was convicted in January when a federal jury found that he conspired to distribute heroin from March 1, 2014 until May 13, 2014. Leake pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in January.