News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 16, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Breckinridge Meth Dealer Sentenced to Six Years on Federal
Distribution Charges

DEC 16 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Freddie Lee Stalkup, age 68, of 8384 E. Highway 86, Custer, Kentucky, in Breckinridge County, was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment in the United States District Court, Louisville Kentucky on charges of distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman also sentenced Stalkup to 4 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

When Stalkup pled guilty on September 12, 2008, he admitted that on January 31, 2008, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, he sold 55 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine to an unnamed individual for $4,400. He also admitted that on February 12, 2008, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, he sold 80 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine to an unnamed individual $6,600. Stalkup also acknowledged that when he was arrested in Breckinridge County, Kentucky on February 20, 2008, he possessed an unopened envelope that had been sent to him in the U.S. Mail, and that the envelope contained 103 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine. In total, Stalkup was responsible for 238 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine.

Stalkup had an extensive criminal history, having been previously convicted of multiple burglaries, of credit card fraud and of manufacturing methamphetamine.

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

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