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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Paducah Man for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

Paducah, KY – A federal grand jury in Paducah, Kentucky, returned an indictment on February 12, 2024, charging a Paducah man with distributing methamphetamine.   

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge Michael A. Davis of the DEA St. Louis Field Division, Director Brendan F. Kelly of the Illinois State Police, and Chief Brian Laird of the Paducah Police Department made the announcement.

According to the indictment, Cameron D. Shumpert, 31, was charged with distributing methamphetamine in McCracken County, Kentucky on December 11, 2023, December 14, 2023, January 4, 2024, and January 18, 2024.

On February 15, 2024, Shumpert made an initial court appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Shumpert faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. The defendant remains in federal custody pending further hearings. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

There is no parole in the federal system.

This case is being investigated by the DEA Carbondale, Illinois Post of Duty Office, the Illinois State Police, and the Paducah Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Hancock, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office, is prosecuting this case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated February 16, 2024