Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 28, 2013

Rupe receives sentence

Says he did not cooperate

By AMANDA LOVIZA VICKERY
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —  

 
During a final sentencing in Barren Circuit Court, a Glasgow man serving a concurrent prison sentence for federal, Metcalfe and Barren County firearm and drug charges made a statement that he never cooperated in any federal cases, as previously written in a federal court document.
Bernis Wayne Rupe, Jr., of Settles Road in Glasgow, appeared in Barren Circuit Court Monday afternoon to receive his final sentencing in a plea deal he accepted for a 2010 Barren County and a 2009 Metcalfe County case, both encompassing a variety of drug and firearm-related charges.
Rupe pleaded guilty ion Dec. 27, 2012, to amended Metcalfe County charges of possession of a controlled substance, first degree, methamphetamine; unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first offense; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; possession of a police radio; carrying a concealed deadly weapon and operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license. Charges of manufacturing methamphetamine; possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container; trafficking in a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and wanton endangerment were dismissed. 
Rupe also pleaded guilty in December to Barren County amended charges of possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, first degree; possession of a meth precursor, first offense, with no weapon enhancement; possession of a controlled substance, third degree, with no weapon enhancement; possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking and fleeing or evading police. His charges of wanton endangerment, reckless driving, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license and promoting contraband, and the weapon enhancements, were dismissed. 
Rupe was sentenced to 36 months in prison, a sentence that will be served concurrent to a 36-month federal prison sentence he already received for a federal firearm charge that came out of his 2010 Barren County case. Rupe accepted a plea deal in the United States District Court Western District of Kentucky in Bowling Green in July 2012 for the federal firearm charge. A federal drug charge was dismissed.
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