LANCASTER - The last of 25 defendants charged in a major drug trafficking ring that stretched from Texas to Kentucky will face trial Monday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. Jury selection is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
Carlos Trevino, of Edinburgh, Texas, is alleged to have been the "middle man" who supplied drugs to Larry Gene Thompson Sr., of Brodhead. Thompson Sr., 48, is a former Mount Vernon police officer who was sentenced Sept. 5 to 14 years in prison for his role in heading up the drug ring.
Trevino is the only defendant in the Thompson case to face trial. The remaining 24 entered pleas, and most have been sentenced.
Many of the defendants were arrested Oct. 17, 2002, when the Drug Enforcement Administration announced the takedown of a major drug trafficking group after a 15-month investigation.