W. Alex. man sentenced for drug crimes

By Megan Kennedy

March 25, 2014

Allen Engle, 25, of West Alexandria, was sentenced Wednesday, March 19, to two years in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.

Engle pleaded guilty to 10 charges against him, including: aggravated possession of drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of LSD, money laundering, trafficking of drugs, and others. Each charge against him carried its own weight, 16 and half years total, however, Preble County Common Please Judge David Abruzzo sentenced Engle to a concurrent sentence, leaving him to serve two years.

The sentence is one that Prosecuting Attorney Martin Votel sees as just.

The money laundering charge, for example, would be if the defendant had used drug money to purchase a legitimate asset, such as a truck, explained by Votel.

Once released from custody, Engle will serve up to three years of Post Release Control, and will have a suspended drivers license for six months.