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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Oak Grove Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Drug Trafficking

Paducah, KY – A Federal Grand Jury returned an indictment yesterday against Michael Crawford for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Chief Brian Laird of the Paducah Police Department, and Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen of the FBI Louisville Field Office made the announcement.

According to the indictment, Michael Crawford, 28, of Oak Grove, Kentucky, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine. The defendant will be scheduled to make his initial court appearance at a later date before a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted at trial, he faces not less than 10 years, nor more than life, in federal prison. There is no parole in the federal system. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Paducah Police Department and the FBI Louisville Field Office’s Paducah Resident Agency are investigating the case. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Leigh Ann Dycus.  

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

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Updated September 14, 2022