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Ohio man sentenced for distributing drugs

November 11, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Zanesville, Ohio, man caught with more than 150 grams of meth was sentenced to serve more than 10 years in federal prison after he was caught slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle in Huntington last year.

Rico Rodriguez Allen, 43, was sentenced to serve 11 years and five months in a federal prison after having previously pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

According to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, the Huntington Police Department arrested Allen on Sept. 16, 2017, after they were dispatched to a call of a man slumped over his steering wheel on a private driveway in Huntington.

When officers arrived, Allen refused to exit the vehicle. Police then removed him from the vehicle and a Glock .22 pistol fell from underneath him. Officers obtained a search warrant from the vehicle and located about 162 grams of meth from the center console. Officers also recovered approximately 100 baggies, two digital scales, four telephones and a bulletproof vest from the defendant.

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