In a marathon court session Thursday lasting nearly 14 hours, Donald Howard, 54, was convicted on four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
After convicting Howard, the jury recommended a sentence of 40 years. He was taken into custody immediately and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.
The Kentucky State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arrested Howard Dec. 4, 2008 on trafficking charges after a five-month investigation. He was indicted on two separate occasions resulting in the four charges, all class C felonies.