UPDATE: Pair Sentenced in Carter County Pill Trafficking Case

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 5/14/14
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) – A former church pastor and another man charged in a major pill trafficking operation in Carter County have been sentenced to federal prison.

Scott Gilliam and Brandon Logan, both of Olive Hill, were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Ashland.

Both men, along with Michael Scott Logan, of Olive Hill, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone earlier this year.

The men were arrested in November following a year and a half long investigation dubbed "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing".

Gilliam was sentenced to 37 months, while Logan was sentenced to 48 months. Logan was also given roughly 3 months credit for time served, according to court documents.

Officials said they seized more than $1 million in cash and assets and found a large amount of pills at Perry's Branch Holiness Tabernacle Church, where Gilliam was pastor until it closed about 18 months back.

“Tens of thousands of pills that have a street value of $40 to $45 each. So you're talking [a] multimillion dollar trafficking organization,” the lead detective of the FADE Drug Task Force said following the arrests.

Michael Scott Logan is set to be sentenced in September.



UPDATE 1/22/14 @ 4:15 p.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A former church pastor, along with two other men, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges Wednesday.

Scott Gilliam, Brandon Logan and Michael Scott Logan, all of Olive Hill, were arrested in November. The arrests follow a year and a half long investigation dubbed "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing".

The men all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

Investigators said they operated one of the largest pill trafficking operations in Kentucky.

Officials said they seized more than $1 million in cash and assets and found a large amount of pills at Perry's Branch Holiness Tabernacle Church, where Gilliam was pastor until it closed about a year ago.

“Tens of thousands of pills that have a street value of $40 to $45 each. So you're talking [a] multimillion dollar trafficking organization,” the lead detective of the FADE Drug Task Force said.

No word when the men will be sentenced.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/21/14 @ 10:30 a.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) – A former church pastor, along with two other men that investigators say operated one of the largest pill trafficking operations in Kentucky are expected plead guilty to federal drug trafficking charges on Wednesday.

Scott Gilliam, Brandon Logan and Michael Scott Logan, all of Olive Hill, were arrested in November.

All three are charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute.

The arrests follow a year and a half long investigation dubbed "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing".

The men originally pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Federal court officials in Ashland say plea hearings for the men have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court. There is no word on details of that plea.

Officials said they seized more than $1 million in cash and assets and found a large amount of pills at Perry's Branch Holiness Tabernacle Church, where Gilliam was pastor until it closed about a year ago.

“Tens of thousands of pills that have a street value of $40 to $45 each. So you're talking [a] multimillion dollar trafficking organization,” the lead detective of the FADE Drug Task Force said.

Federal authorities say the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement were involved in the investigation along with FADE.

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