LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington drug dealer was sentenced to more than 21-years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl, according to prosecutors.
Investigators say 39-year old Gregory Thomopolous admitted to selling the drugs and carrying a .357 revolver for protection during the deals.
In May 2018, Lexington Police arrested Thomopolous on an outstanding warrant. Prosecutors say during a search of his vehicle, officers found approximately 75-grams of methamphetamine, fentanyl and the gun.
Prosecutors say Thomopolous had seven prior felony convictions, including drug trafficking, prior to his arrest in May of last year. He was on parole for other charges at the time of his arrest, according to prosecutors.
Because of his criminal history, Thomopolous was found to be an Armed Career Criminal, according to prosecutors.
Under federal law, Thomopolous must serve 85-percent of his 262 month sentence; and upon his release, he will be on probation for five years.