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Christian County Man Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Paducah, KY – A Christian County, Kentucky man was sentenced yesterday for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine in McCracken County, Kentucky. 

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen of the FBI Louisville Field Division, and Paducah Police Chief Brian Laird made the announcement.

According to court documents, Michael Crawford, 29, of Oak Grove, Kentucky, possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in McCracken County, Kentucky.

Yesterday, Crawford was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Paducah post of duty and the Paducah Police Department. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Leigh Ann Dycus, of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, prosecuted the case.


Updated August 10, 2023