Trial on drug charges nets man 20-year sentence

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Jury convicts Bardstown resident of trafficking in cocaine

By Staff

Despite efforts by the defendant to question the validity of a search warrant, a jury has sentenced a Bardstown man to 20 years behind bars after finding him guilty on drug trafficking charges.

According to the Nelson Circuit Court final judgment of conviction, William Louis Rogers Jr., 34, was found guilty Sept. 23 and sentenced Oct. 21 on two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine, second offense) and one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.

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