A 10-year prison sentence has been given to John Carico, a 56-year-old resident of Cambridge City, Indiana. U.S. District Judge Robert Wier handed down the sentence due to Carico’s involvement in possessing and intending to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
In the plea agreement, it was revealed that Carico and Gary Voiles were driving a vehicle that was stopped by authorities on August 31, 2022. A drug-sniffing dog detected narcotics in the car, prompting officers to instruct Voiles to exit the vehicle. However, Carico quickly took over as the driver and fled the scene, leading the police on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of over 100 mph. During the pursuit, Carico even encountered one of the officers, but continued to evade them. Eventually, law enforcement managed to stop the vehicle. After retracing the chase, authorities discovered a bag containing 741 grams of methamphetamine that Carico had discarded from the vehicle.
In the ongoing case, Voiles has admitted to his involvement and pleaded guilty. He is scheduled to face sentencing in January of 2023.
As per the federal law, Carico is obligated to complete 85 percent of his prison sentence. After his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.
In a collaborative effort, Carlton S. Shier, IV, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Michael E. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge at the FBI’s Louisville Field Office, and Sheriff Bobby Jones of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office jointly declared the sentence.
The investigation was carried out jointly by the FBI and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, with the United States being represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Blankenship.
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