Louisville felon sentenced for drugs, firearm possession

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Possessed approximately 23 pounds of cocaine, heroin, meth and $170,000

  LOUISVILLE – A Louisville felon was sentenced this week in United States District Court, by District Judge David J. Hale, to 188 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine and for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Ambrocio Jennings, 42, was sentenced on September 12, 2017, after pleading guilty to all counts of a federal criminal complaint. At the time of his arrest Jennings possessed a stolen Glock 21 handgun, approximately $170,030 U.S. Currency, approximately 3 lbs. 4.2 ounces of heroin, approximately 6 pounds of meth, and 23 pounds 5.9 ounces of cocaine.

According to the Affidavit attached to the criminal complaint, on February 8, 2017, a U.S. Postal Inspector identified two packages being shipped from a Los Angeles California address to separate Louisville addresses, including one to defendant A. Jennings at Helck Avenue. The intercepted parcels contained 4 pounds of meth and two pounds of meth. With assistance from Louisville Metro Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, controlled deliveries of the two packages were made. Jennings was observed entering and exiting the residence on Helck Avenue. When law enforcement attempted to stop Jennings, he began driving erratically and at high speeds, away from the officers. in the direction of Preston Highway near Gilmore Lane. LMPD Air Patrol followed Jennings and witnessed him throw three bags from his truck near Davies Avenue. Further, LMPD Air Patrol directed police to locate and arrest Jennings, then landed their helicopter in a field adjacent to the Davies Avenue location. The three bags were recovered and contained the U.S. currency, handgun, heroin, meth, and cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Scott Davis prosecuted this case.  The United States Postal Inspection Service with Louisville Metro Police and the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department investigated.