Former Clay constable sentenced in drug case

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A former constable from eastern Kentucky has
been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison on drug and firearms charges.

The U.S. attorney's office says Jackie Roberts, who's also known
as "Jack the Tire Man," was sentenced in federal court in London
for three firearms counts and for trafficking in hydrocodone. He
was convicted after a trial last November.

Under federal law, Roberts must serve at least 85 percent of the
sentence, which U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove imposed
Wednesday.

Because of his criminal record, Roberts was sentenced as an
"armed career criminal," which lengthened the term.

Roberts is a former Clay County constable.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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