News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Custer, KY Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty On Federal Meth Charges
- Freddie Stalkup alleged to have distributed and possessed $20,000 worth of meth

SEPT 12 -- (Louisville, KY) - Freddie Lee Stalkup, age 68, of 8384 E. Highway 86, Custer, Kentucky, entered a plea of guilty on September 11, 2008, to charges of distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. The guilty plea was taken in Lexington, Kentucky before United States District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman.

Stalkup pled guilty and admitted that on or about January 31, 2008, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, he sold 55 grams of methamphetamine to an individual for $4,400. Stalkup also admitted that on or about February 12, 2008, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, he sold 80 grams of methamphetamine to an individual for $6,600.

Law enforcement officials arrested Stalkup in Breckinridge County, Kentucky on February 20, 2008, and seized an unopened postal envelope from him that contained 103 grams of methamphetamine. In total, Stalkup was responsible for 238 grams of methamphetamine. These illegal drugs had a street value of more than $23,000.

In the event of a conviction, the federal narcotics statutes impose a minimum sentence of five years imprisonment, a maximum potential sentence of forty years imprisonment, up to a $12,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of not less than 4 years.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Stalkup is scheduled to be sentenced before the United States Magistrate Judge on December 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

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