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Hopkinsville Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

Paducah, KY – A Hopkinsville, Kentucky man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Acting Special Agent in Charge Erek G. Davodowich of the DEA Louisville Field Division, and Chief Jason Newby of the Hopkinsville Police Department made the announcement.

According to court documents, Daniel Champion, 42, of Hopkinsville, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. On June 29, 2021, in Christian County, Kentucky, Champion possessed with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the DEA Paducah Post of Duty and the Hopkinsville Police Department, with assistance from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. 

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


Updated April 17, 2024