KILLEEN (September 26, 2012)--A Killeen man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison after he earlier pleaded guilty to using counterfeit currency to try to buy methamphetamine from an undercover police officer.
U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced Anthony Kinard to six months in prison followed by three years supervised release and ordered him to pay a $500 fine and $100 special assessment to the court.
A federal criminal complaint signed May 12 by federal magistrate Jeffrey C. Manske says Kinard contacted a woman in Killeen asking if she knew someone who would sell methamphetamine for counterfeit currency.
On May 17, a Killeen police officer posing as a drug salesman met with Kinard at a Killeen hotel to make the exchange.
The complaint says Kinard paid $1,500 in counterfeit currency for 3.5 grams of methamphetamine.
According to the complaint Kinard was immediately arrested.