Charges included distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm

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A Logan County man formerly convicted of facilitation to murder, promoting contraband, and trafficking in a controlled substance was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell to 151 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for multiple charges of distribution of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Kelly Dewayne Morris, a.k.a Kelly Crenshaw, 36, previously admitted in court to being a felon in possession of a Taurus, model 856, .38 Special revolver, and five rounds of .38 Special ammunition, possession of body armor, and three counts of possession and distribution of crack cocaine.

According to the indictment, between August 1, 2013 and October 18, 2013, in Logan County, Morris possessed the firearm and body armor, and distributed crack cocaine to a confidential informant.

Morris was convicted of robbery and facilitation to murder in Todd County Circuit Court on January 21, 2009. Further, Morris was convicted of promoting contraband in Warren County, Circuit Court on July 5, 2001, and Trafficking in cocaine in Logan Circuit Court on February 15, 1999.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.

Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force and the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force Western District of Kentucky served a search warrant at 518 East 6th Street in Russellville on Oct. 18, 2013, as part of the lengthy investigation into Morris’ activities. Agents spent hours searching the residence of Morris, who was taken into custody that day.

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