LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Kentucky man is facing federal charges for armed methanphetamine trafficking.

37-year-old Justin Clay Spencer, of Campton, was sentenced to 180 months by the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of Kentucky, for possession and intention of selling more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Additionally, he was charged with possession of a firearm to further drug trafficking.

Officials said Spencer was indicted after law enforcement agents found him to be in possession of 259 grams of methamphetamine.

Records state Spencer admitted he intended to distribute the methamphetamine he had in his possession. He pled guilty to the possession charge, as well as possession of a firearm to further trafficking charge, in December 2021.

Spencer must serve 85% of his sentence, according to federal law.

The case investigation was conducted by KSP and DEA agents.