Ex-con gets 25 years for dealing meth


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington man with a long criminal history was sentenced to 25-years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine and illegally carrying a gun, according to prosecutors.

41-year old Lawrence Westbrook III, pleaded guilty, according to court records.

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Lexington Police pulled Westbrook over in June 2018 and found 159 grams of meth and a loaded gun, according to prosecutors.

After bonding out of jail, he was arrested again in August of that year with meth, a stolen gun and $11,000 in cash, according to court records.

Westbrook had prior felony convictions.  He was convicted of assaulting someone with a gun in 2001 and being a convicted felon with a gun in 2015, according to court records.