Floyd man pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges

James A. Newsome
James A. Newsome

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Floyd County man has entered a guilty plea in a federal drug and gun case.

James A. Newsome, 46, of Teaberry, pleaded guilty Wednesday to distributing a mixture of meth and fentanyl, as well as using a gun in a drug crime.

He admitted to selling an informant a mixture of 6 grams of meth and 1 gram of fentanyl in October of last year, while in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.

Because he has a previous drug trafficking conviction, he faces up to 30 years on the drug charge and up to life in prison on the gun charge.