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Franklin Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking in Kentucky

Desiree Haros
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Franklin, Ky. - In a recent development, 47-year-old Steve Demont Roberson of Franklin, Kentucky, has been handed a two-decade-long prison sentence for his involvement in trafficking methamphetamine. The South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force revealed that their agents conducted a thorough, long-term investigation leading to the arrest and subsequent legal proceedings against Roberson.

The investigation spanned several undercover operations, during which methamphetamine was purchased from Roberson on three separate occasions. Despite being charged, Roberson opted to reject plea offers from the Commonwealth and chose to face trial. However, prior to the trial proceedings, he reportedly pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and acknowledged being a persistent felony offender.

The potential sentencing range faced by Roberson was 10 to 20 years, and after hearing statements from both the defense and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the jury decided to impose the maximum sentence of 20 years.

This outcome underscores the severity of the charges and the commitment of law enforcement agencies to combat drug trafficking in the region. The successful prosecution of Roberson serves as a testament to the dedication of the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force in addressing the ongoing challenges posed by drug-related activities in the community.

The case highlights the importance of collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and the judicial system in ensuring the safety and well-being of the community. As the legal proceedings conclude, residents and authorities alike hope that this substantial sentence will act as a deterrent to others involved in illicit drug trade in the region.

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