Kentucky Shop Owner, Hell's Angels Leader Jailed For Selling Meth


A Kentucky motorcycle shop owner and the president of the Fulton chapter of the Hell’s Angels have been sentenced to jail time for selling methamphetamine to law officers.

Charles Trent Willett, 35, of Mayfield, was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months imprisonment, and Kevin Wayne Sawyer, 51 also of Mayfield, drew a year and nine months term in U.S. District Court in Paducah, U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced.

Thomas B. Russell, Chief Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Willett and Sawyer each to 3 years supervised release following imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal justice system.

Willett, president of the Fulton chapter of Hell’s Angels, and shop owner Sawyer pleaded guilty Aug. 25 to distributing methamphetamine. Specifically, Willett admitted that on four different occasions between July 12 and Oct. 25, 2007, he sold more than 50 grams of methamphetamine to a person working undercover for the Kentucky State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Authorities recorded each of the drug deals on both audio and videotape.

Sawyer admitted selling more than five grams of methamphetamine to the same person on July 24, 2007, a date Willett was not available. Willett and Sawyer sold the methamphetamine from the motorcycle shop Sawyer owns in Graves County. Prosecutors estimate the street value of the drugs Willett and Sawyer sold to them is $21,400.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Terry Cushing and Michele Thielhorn, and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kentucky State Police.

Posted by Holly Wagner