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Man pleads guilty to 2008 Bullitt meth bust

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By The Staff

LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man arrested in Bullitt County pled guilty to possessing over 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced Tuesday.

Jose Pizarro, 36, admitted that on August 9, 2008, an individual cooperating with the Bullitt County Drug Task Force arranged for him to deliver approximately one pound of methamphetamine to a Bullitt County residence.

Pizarro drove from his Louisville residence to deliver the methamphetamine. Once he arrived at the Bullitt County residence, he was arrested by a member of the Task Force.

When he was arrested, Pizarro was carrying a package containing approximately one pound of methamphetamine.

Pizarro consented to a search of his Louisville residence, where another pound of methamphetamine was discovered, along with $4,550 in United States currency and 43 firearms. He also agreed to forfeit the cash, two vehicles, and a total of 47 firearms and black powder weapons.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas W. Dyke and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Meade County Drug Task Force along with Bullitt County's Drug Task Force.

Pizarro is scheduled to be sentenced in US District Court in Louisville May 18.