Three from Nicholasville sentenced in federal drug case

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - After a two year long investigation by the DEA and Nicholasville Police, three people are behind bars on federal drug charges. They are accused of trafficking more than ten thousand prescription pills to the area from out of state.

Husband and wife, Bobby and Allison Gillespie, and Allison's uncle, Albert Maynard Junior were arrested at their home on Biloxi Drive.

"It's all a family situation. Everybody working together as a family. Which unfortunately means they all go to jail as a family as well," said Sgt. Harvey.

Police say over a two year period, the trio, along with other unnamed conspirators, brought in more than ten thousand Oxycodone pills from doctors in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.

Police say valuable tips from people in Nicholasville, along with an investigation by the Jessamine County Sheriff's Office, also helped with the arrest of Allison Gillespie.

Sergeant Scott Harvey, with Nicholasville Police, says this is considered a big bust. He says at least $50,000 worth of pills are off the streets. He says it possible more arrests will stem from this investigation.

Albert Maynard Jr. and Allison Gillespie both received 8 years behind bar. Bobby Gillespie received 5 years.