Floyd woman gets more than 12 years for drug, gun charges

Barbara Jean Norman
Barbara Jean Norman

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Floyd County woman has been sentenced to more than a dozen years in prison, after pleading guilty to federal drug and gun charges.

Barbara Jean Norman, of Banner, pleaded guilty to possession of meth with the intent to distribute and possession of a gun in furtherance of drug trafficking back in July.

Rodney Yount
Rodney Yount

On Thursday, she was sentenced to 152 months in prison.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Norman and 40-year-old Rodney Yount after finding them with 2 pounds of meth and five guns at a motel.

Yount has pleaded guilty to the same charges and awaits sentencing in December.

Christopher Francisco
Christopher Francisco

The two admitted in court that they obtained the drugs from a Boyle County supplier.

Earlier this month, Christopher Francisco, 30, of Danville, was sentenced to more than 26 years in prison for the same charges.

He admitted to delivering meth to drug dealers in Floyd County. He was found with 3 pounds of meth in his car when he was arrested.