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Paducah Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

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

Paducah, KY – A Paducah man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison followed by a 5-year term of supervised release for distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. There is no parole in the federal system.

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, Sheriff Ryan Norman of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, and Chief Brian Laird of the Paducah Police Department made the announcement.

According to court documents, Marcus S. Johnson, 38, distributed, or possessed with the intent to distribute, methamphetamine on multiple occasions in McCracken County in June of 2022. In total, the methamphetamine weighed over 250 grams.

“I appreciate the ongoing collaboration between our federal and local law enforcement partners as we continue to encounter methamphetamine trafficking throughout the Western District,” said U.S. Attorney Bennett. “We will continue working as a team to identify and prosecute drug dealers responsible for the destruction of lives and the related devastation brought on by drug addiction.”         

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

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


Updated March 15, 2023