Johnson meth trafficking suspect asks to change plea

Sean Tharp

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Paintsville man facing federal charges of distributing meth has reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

Sean Tharp, 33, was indicted on charges of conspiracy and meth trafficking.

On Monday, his attorney filed a motion asking that he be allowed to change his plea.

The judge has agreed to cancel his trial and hold a hearing on the matter. No date for that hearing has yet been set.