A Eubank woman has been charged in federal court on several counts of drug and firearm offenses, including being in possession of 40 firearms despite being previously convicted of a crime.
Billie Jean Lunceford, also known as Billie Livesay, 49, of Estill Hackney Road, has been charged with Conspiracy to Distribute 500 Grams of a Methamphetamine Mixture, Possession of a Firearm in the Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of a Methamphetamine Mixture and Possession of Firearms by a Prohibited Person.
She is currently lodged in Laurel County Corrections.
A second person in the case, named in court documents as Gary Lester Metcalf, is not listed by either federal court or the detention center as being detained.
Metcalf joins Lunceford as being part of an alleged conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing meth. Court documents show that the two are accused of distributing the substance between March 2018 and February 2019 within Pulaski, Laurel, Rockcastle and Madison counties.
In addition, the documents allege that on February 10 in Pulaski County, Lunceford was found in possession of 50 grams of a mixture containing meth.
Lunceford was reported to have been in possession of several rifles, several .410-gauge, 12-gauge and 16-gauge shotguns, and 14 pistols.
At least five of the firearms have no visible serial numbers
If convicted, Lunceford would be facing no less than 10 years in prison for the conspiracy charge, and from five to 10 years for the other three charges.
Lunceford has pleaded not guilty to all charges. A jury trial has been scheduled for August 5.
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