Two Louisville, Kentucky men were sentenced for conspiracy to distribute drugs, which were discovered during a traffic stop in St. Charles County, the US Attorney's Office said.
According to court documents, the St. Charles County Deputy Sheriff pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation in September 2008. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he smelled an odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the car and decided to search the car.
He discovered five gallon-sized plastic baggies containing numerous, smaller plastic bags of prescription pills. More than 800 oxycodone pills were found among the 11,297 other pills.
One of the suspects, 39-year-old Elmore George III, was sentenced Thursday to 151 months in prison. His co-conspirator, 39-year-old Gerald A. Hinton Jr., was sentenced May 18 to two years probation.
Both defendants pleaded guilty in February to one felony count each of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone.
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