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Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 11 Years and 7 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

Paducah, KY – A Las Vegas, Nevada man, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced yesterday to 11 years and 7 months in prison for methamphetamine distribution.

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 Sheriff Ryan Norman of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement.

According to court documents, Joseph Smith, 32, was sentenced today to 11 years and 7 months, followed by a 6-year term of supervised release, for possessing with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a methamphetamine mixture. There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the DEA Paducah Post of Duty and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

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


Updated June 14, 2023