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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Tompkinsville Man for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

Bowling Green, KY – A federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Kentucky returned an indictment on August 9, 2023, charging a Tompkinsville, Kentucky man with methamphetamine trafficking.    

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge J. Todd Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division, and Director Ron Lafferty of the Barren River Drug Task Force made the announcement.

According to the indictment, on June 6, 2023, Corey Shirley, 29, possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Monroe County, Kentucky. Shirley also distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on December 21, 2021, in Monroe, County, Kentucky.

Yesterday, Shirley made an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life. 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 Bowling Green Post of Duty Office and the Barren River Drug Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II, of the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green 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 August 18, 2023