News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Louisville Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Meth, Cocaine and Marijuana Conspiracy

SEP 23 -- LOUISVILLE, KY - United States Attorney Candace G. Hill, for the Western District of Kentucky, announced today that on September 21, 2009, Damon Lee Simpson, age 48, of Louisville, Kentucky, entered a guilty plea before United States District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman. Simpson pled guilty to conspiracy charges of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine and cultivating marijuana.

In his plea agreement, Simpson admitted that on February 11, 2009, in Meade County, Kentucky, he and his co-defendant and brother Roger Simpson engaged in a conspiracy to possess and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. Simpson also admitted that they aided each other in the manufacturing of 100 or more marijuana plants.

Each defendant faces a maximum potential penalty of life imprisonment, a combined fine of $16,000,000, and supervised release for a period of life, and the minimum potential penalties are not less than 10 years imprisonment and no less than 5 years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon. The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Kentuckiana Criminal Interdiction Unit (KCIU), and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.

Both Damon and Roger Simpson are scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman, on December 14, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.