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A Casey County man has pled guilty to drug trafficking charges.
 
Ricky Dale George (age 50) appeared in Casey Circuit Court, Monday, and entered a guilty plea to one count of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree [cocaine] and two counts of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree [methamphetamine].  
 
These crimes occurred in June 2015 and were investigated by the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations (DESI) drug task force, which include officers from various law enforcement agencies – including Det. Dennis Allen with the Casey County Sheriff’s Department and other officers from Kentucky State Police, and Campbellsville Police Department.  
 
Ricky Dale George was indicted for selling cocaine and meth to an undercover informant.  Officers stopped George later and seized a quantity of meth, along with some of the “buy money” used in the cocaine transaction.  
 
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Wright has recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, to be served consecutively to a 5 year sentence that he is currently serving out of the Adair Circuit Court.  Wright commended local law enforcement officers for their efforts in seizing a large quantity of drugs in Casey County.  
 
Final sentencing is set for July 23rd, before Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance Murphy.  
 

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