Williamsburg man sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking

A Williamsburg man has been sentenced to five years in state prison after pleading guilty on August 8, 2022, to one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine – Second Offense.

According to a press release from Williamsburg Police Department, officers led an investigation in June 2021 that revealed Gregory D. Sokira, 51, was distributing methamphetamine in the Highland Park area of Williamsburg.

On the night of Sokira’s arrest, officers noted they found 28 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, individual distribution baggies, and cash. Sokira had allegedly been convicted of drug trafficking prior to his arrest.

He was formally sentenced in Whitley Circuit Court by the Honorable Judge Dan Ballou.

The investigation was conducted by WPD Officer Dorman Patrick Jr, Sgt. Elijah Hunter and K-9 Thor.

Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily

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