Man sentenced to 23 years in prison for drug trafficking in Laurel Co.

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Federal officials say a Georgia man has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for drug trafficking in and around Laurel County.

They say 38-year-old Omar Davis, of Moultrie, Georgia, was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute meth, brandishing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and kidnapping.

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Officials say from December 2014 through March 2016, Davis ran a drug-trafficking operation that distributed pound quantities of meth in and around the Laurel County area.

They say that on March 8, 2016, Davis held two people at gunpoint over a dispute about money from drug sales. Davis pleaded guilty to the drug-trafficking, firearm, and kidnapping charges.

Under federal law, Davis must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.