Trial date set in federal drug and gun case

James Newsome
James Newsome

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A judge has set a Nov. 29 trial date for a Floyd County man accused of federal drug and gun charges.

James Newsome, 46, of Teaberry, pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on Monday. He is charged with distributing meth and fentanyl, as well as using a gun during a drug trafficking offense and possession of five guns despite a previous felony conviction.

The charge of using a gun while drug trafficking carries the most serious penalty, with a potential sentence of up to life in prison.

Newsome is currently being held in the Pike County Detention Center.

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