Central City Meth Dealer Sentenced to Prison

A Central City meth dealer has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison.

42-year old Brian Padgett was sentenced Monday for distributing over seven kilograms of meth from 2017 to 2018. He had pled guilty in May to one count of distributing a controlled substance near a protected location.

In a plea agreement, Padgett admitted that on July 27, 2018 and again on August 10, 2018, he sold over 75 grams of methamphetamine to a person within 1,000 feet of Central City Community School. Authorities searched his home and found 38 grams of meth, a loaded firearm and drug packaging material. Padgett admitted that he had two main sources of supply for methamphetamine.

He is being held in U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.