Man Charged in Kentucky's Biggest Cocaine Bust Pleads Guilty

By Gene Birk | 

James M. Wall, 59, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa admitted to possession with intent to distribute cocaine in federal court, but entered an Alford Plea to Possession of a Firearm in a Drug Trafficking Crime.

That means he does not admit guilt on the gun charge, but does acknowledge there may be enough evidence for a jury to convict him.

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers found about one kilogram of cocaine, and $600,000 cash in Walls' tractor-trailer rig, when he stopped at the weigh station on I-65 in Franklin Jan. 25, 2002. Walls will be sentenced Dec. 3.