Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 7, 2013

Defendant in Carter drug case to plead guilty

ASHLAND — The sixth of seven defendants charged in a federal case involving drug trafficking in Carter County will be re-arraigned Friday for the purpose of changing his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Attorney Richard Hughes of Ashland, who represents Francisco Camacho, 20, of Grayson, filed a motion Monday in U.S. District Court requesting his client be re-arraigned. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. before Judge David L. Bunning.

Five others charged in the case — Ruth B. Locklear, 49,  Jose L. Hernandez, 38, and Morgan McDavid, 21, all of Grayson; Luis Perez-Diaz, 39, of Ashland; and Robin Ingram, 25, of Willard, all previously entered guilty pleas. Their sentencings are scheduled for May 13 and June 10.

Camacho’s guilty plea will leave Osiel DeLeon, age and address unavailable, as the only defendant in the case who hasn’t acknowledged guilt.

All seven defendants were named in a 10-page indictment returned in October by a federal grand jury sitting in Covington. The indictment charged the seven with 20 separate offenses, all of which occurred between September 2011 and September 2012.

According to the indictment, the defendants “conspired with each other and with others” to knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine and oxycodone in Carter County.

Locklear, Hernandez, Perez-Diaz and Camacho were arrested in September after the FBI, the Kentucky State Police and the Carter County Sheriff’s Department served search warrants at residences on Fourth Street and Sunflower Drive. Cash, cocaine and a vehicle were seized.

Locklear, Hernandez, Perez-Diaz, Camacho, Ingram and McDavid all are lodged in the Carter County Detention Center. Deleon’s whereabouts were not immediately known.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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