Nancy Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

SOMERSET - A Pulaski County man decided to plead guilty to drug and firearms charges rather than take his chances at a jury trial.

Donald Alexander, 49, of Nancy, pled guilty in Pulaski Circuit Court on Thursday, April 12, to multiple counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance as well a possession of a firearm by a convicted felony, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery.

Alexander had been scheduled for a jury trial on April 17.

According to UNITE Prosecutor David L. Dalton, the attorney handling this case, a confidential informant purchased methamphetamine from Alexander in April and September of 2005. A later search of Alexander's Nancy residence revealed a quantity of methamphetamine as well as several firearms.

In May 2006, a Pulaski Grand Jury indicted Alexander on the multiple counts of drug trafficking. The Grand Jury added a firearms indictment in February 2007.

Dalton indicated that he would recommend a sentence of 10 years imprisonment for Alexander's multiple counts of trafficking and possession of a firearm.

Pulaski Circuit Judge David A. Tapp accepted Alexander's plea of guilty and set final sentencing for May 24.

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