Three Nicholasville residents were sentenced to a total of 21 years in federal prison for their involvement in a multistate pill-mill-pipeline case, according to a news release from the Nicholasville Police Department.
Albert Maynard Jr., 47, Allison Gillespie, 25, and Bobby Gillespie, 27, were sentenced by a federal judge last week. Maynard and Allison Gillespie were each sentenced to eight years, while Bobby Gillespie was sentenced to five years.
The trio pleaded guilty late last year to the charges, according to Nicholasville police Sgt. Scott Harvey.
The convictions were the result of investigations by the NPD, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office.
The three were found guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
“It is something that we’re more than happy to assist with,” Harvey said. “This is something that crosses multiple jurisdictions; when you’re transporting pills from other states and even other counties, it’s beneficial to be a part of these task forces so you have the powers to charge whatever you need to charge to deal with the issues ending up here in Nicholasville.”
According to police, the convictions came as a result of a two-year investigation involving the Gillespies, who are married, Maynard, and others. All three lived on Biloxi Drive in Nicholasville.
During the two-year period (2011 and 2012), the Gillespies and Maynard “obtained more than 10,000 oxycodone pills from doctors in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia” for the purpose of trafficking them in the central Kentucky area, according to the release.
The street value of the pills was estimated to be $50,000, Harvey said.
Detectives made five more arrests in the case, but those sentences are pending, according to the news release.