Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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December 28, 2012

Rupe gets plea deal in Barren Circuit Court

GLASGOW — A Glasgow man already serving a federal prison sentence pleaded guilty to amended charges in both a Barren County and a Metcalfe County case on Thursday morning, receiving a recommended sentence that will not affect his time spent in jail.

Bernis Wayne Rupe Jr., 34, of 500 Settles Rd., was arrested in 2009 and 2010 for a variety drug-related charges.

In Metcalfe County in September 2009, Rupe was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense; possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, first degree; trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first offense; wanton endangerment, first degree; buy/possess drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; possession/use of radio that sends/receives police messages; carrying a concealed deadly weapon and operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license.

After a car chase with a Barren County deputy on Nov. 9, 2010, Rupe was charged with possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, first degree; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursor, first offense, weapon enhancement; possession of a controlled substance, first degree (methamphetamine), weapon enhancement; possession of a controlled substance, third degree (Clonazepam), weapon enhancement; possession of drug paraphernalia, weapon enhancement; theft by unlawful taking, under $500; fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first degree; wanton endangerment, first degree, police officer; reckless driving; operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license and promoting contraband.

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of Friday's Glasgow Daily Times.

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