Two KY Men Indicted for 2008 Multi-Kilogram Cocaine Conspiracy
MAR 20 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that on March 18, 2009, a federal grand jury in Louisville returned an Indictment for Conspiracy to Attempt to Possess and Distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine against Dennis David Rice, age 30, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Anterus Lamont Martin, age 29, of Louisville, Kentucky.
The Indictment alleges that between February 2008, and September 23, 2008, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, Rice and Martin, conspired together and with others to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. The Indictment further alleges that on September 23, 2008, Rice and Martin again conspired with each other and others to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Through a forfeiture count, the Indictment seeks to forfeit from the defendants any and all property related to the charged criminal activity, including $85,691.00 in United States Currency and three handguns.
In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties each defendant faces are Life imprisonment, a $4,000,000.00 fine, and supervised release for a period up to Life. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned before the United States Magistrate Judge on April 21, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.
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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.