Appeals court overturns meth sentence

Dwight Gibson

WHITESBURG, Ky. — The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned the sentence for a Letcher County man convicted of selling meth in 2018.

Dwight Gibson was sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison for two counts of first-degree trafficking.

A three-judge panel ruled on Friday that statements made by the prosecutor during the sentencing phase of his trial unfairly prejudiced the jury, resulting in a harsher sentence than if Gibson had entered an open plea at his arraignment.

While the conviction on the charges stands, the case now goes back to Letcher County for re-sentencing.