Bowling Green man sentenced to 11 years for drug, firearm charges

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green man was sentenced Monday for charges related to methamphetamine and firearm possession.

The man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for possessing, with the intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentencing took place in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to court documents, on Dec. 8, 2020, Robert Thomason, 41, possessed and intended to distribute 54.13 grams of methamphetamine. Thomason also had a handgun after having been convicted of the felony offenses of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and jumping bail, stated a release by The United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Kentucky.

“Illegal drug trafficking is a threat to our community, frequently bringing with it the criminal use of firearms, violence, overdoses and other criminal activity,” said Shawn Morrow, ATF special agent in charge, Louisville Division. “ATF’s Louisville Division will continue to work with our partners, like the Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police, to target armed drug dealers and remove them from our communities. This investigation is an example of our commitment to protecting the public and making Kentucky safer.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also investigated the case.