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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Former Marion County, Kentucky, Resident Charged With Possession With Intent To Manufacture Marijuana And Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the initial appearance of John Robert Boone a/k/a Johnny Boone, before Magistrate Judge Colin H. Lindsay, in United States District Court. Boone is charged in a two-count federal grand jury indictment with manufacturing more than 1,000 marijuana plants and with possession with intent to distribute 50 kilograms (110 pounds) or more of marijuana.


Boone, formerly of Marion County, Kentucky, was taken in to custody by the United States Marshals Service after being deported from Montreal, Canada.


Boone was indicted on October 7, 2008 on two charges: on or about May 27, 2008, knowingly and intentionally manufacturing and possessing with the intent to manufacture and distribute 1,000 or more marijuana plants, a controlled substance; and on or about May 27, 2008, knowingly and intentionally possessing with the intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, a controlled substance.


If convicted at trial, Boone potentially faces a mandatory, minimum sentence of 20 years in prison, depending on his criminal history. Further, Boone could be fined up to $10,000,000 and be required to serve no less than 5 years of supervised release.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress.



The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty



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