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January 24, 2012

Fritts pleads not guilty to 3 counts

Indicted for distributing drugs, impeding another person’s testimony


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CORBIN — Jan. 24, 212.pdf

By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

Doyle Stanford “Stan-Boy” Fritts was arraigned on three counts of a new indictment in Federal District Court in London Monday.

He pleaded not guilty.

Count one charges him with conspiring with others to knowingly and intentionally distribute a quantity of pills containing oxycodone.

The distribution, the count states, began about December 2008 and continued through about March 4, 2011, in Whitley County.

The second count charges him with intentionally and knowingly distributing pills containing oxycodone, on or about Feb. 25, 2011.

Count five charges that about July 13, 2011, through about Dec. 21, 2011, in Pulaski, Laurel and Whitley counties Doyle Fritts conspired with others to persuade another with the intent to influence, delay and prevent their testimony in an official proceeding.

Counts one and two have penalties of up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine and at least three years supervised release.

A prior felony drug conviction would increase the time to up to 30 years and a $2 million fine with at least six years supervised release.

The fifth count carries penalties of up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release. It also calls for forfeiture of all listed assets.

A three-day trial has been set to begin on Feb. 21.

He had already been arraigned on two other counts.

Count three charged him with on March 4, 2011 in Whitley County he and Jerry Lee Fritts, aided and abetted by each other, knowingly and intentionally distributed pills containing oxycodone.

Count four stated that on or about a date in Feb. 2011 in Whitley County Doyle Fritts, after being convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment, possessed a firearm, a Chinese, Model UCN X12, 12-gauge shotgun.