McCloud pled guilty in October 2017 and admitted that he possessed approximately 20 grams of crystal methamphetamine, with the intent to sell it. McCloud also admitted that he possessed two firearms, including an AK-47 rifle, in furtherance of his drug trafficking. McCloud was arrested in Newport, Kentucky, at the conclusion of a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed his vehicle into a residence. McCloud had four prior robbery convictions in his criminal record.
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Under federal law, McCloud must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for 10 years.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement. The Bellevue Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke represented the United States.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.