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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two former sheriff's deputies in central Kentucky are set for sentencing on charges that they carried guns while taking part in a marijuana distribution ring.
U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II will handle the cases of 43-year-old Norris Wayne Bartley of Springfield and 42-year-old Billy Joe Mattingly of Mackville on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Louisville.
The two men pleaded guilty to carrying firearms issued to them by the Washington County sheriff's office while stealing 30 pounds of marijuana from a locked trailer in Washington County while on duty with the intent to sell it. Both men pleaded guilty in May to firearms charges during a drug trafficking crime. They pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking crime a month earlier.
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