Paintsville man sentenced to 125 months for meth trafficking conspiracy

Sean Holys Tharp
Sean Holys Tharp

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Johnson County man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than three pounds of meth has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Sean Tharp, 36, of Paintsville, pleaded guilty back in November. In his plea agreement, he admitted to acquiring a source for meth in Georgia, then traveling there on multiple occasions and returning with at least a pound of the drug each time. He would then distribute it to dealers and users.

The agreement does not say exactly how much meth Tharp is supposed to have distributed in this way, but indicates it was between 3.5 and 11 pounds.

On Thursday, a judge ordered him to be imprisoned for 125 months. He previously forfeited more than $19,000 that was seized from him when police searched his home.