Paris man pleads guilty in cocaine case

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Bourbon County man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base, according to prosecutors.

In his guilty plea, 24-year old Cole Lee Rankin, of Paris, admitted he had, on several occasions, distributed cocaine base in Harrison County and Bourbon County between March 2015 and September 2016, according to prosecutors.

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Rankin faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5-years and a maximum prison sentence of 40-years.

He is scheduled to be sentenced April 20, 2018.