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Hardin man pleads guilty to meth charges

A Hardin County man has pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Kentucky said in a news release.

Douglas Stanton, 54 of Cecilia, admitted that on May 13, he had 50 or more grams of a substance containing meth, which he intended to distribute. The street value of the drug was estimated at $5,000.

The minimum penalty for the crime is 5 years in prison and supervised release for four years.

Stanton, who goes by the nickname "Cowboy," is scheduled to be sentenced July 26 in Louisville.