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Paducah Residents Guilty Of Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

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

PADUCAH, Ky. – Two McCracken County, Kentucky residents pled guilty in United States District Court yesterday, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to a single charge, in a superseding information, of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


According to the plea agreement, Ashley P. Cavitt, 26, and John A. Coreau, 29, both of Paducah, admitted in separate plea agreements that on or about November 3, 2016, in McCracken County and elsewhere, the defendants conspired with one another, and others, to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine recovered by law enforcement from the Defendants was sent to the Drug Enforcement Agency’s North Central Laboratory in Chicago, Illinois, which revealed that the drugs confiscated from Cavitt and Coreau contained 282.4 grams of methamphetamine with all 282.4 grams being actual methamphetamine.


Cavitt and Coreau remain in federal custody awaiting sentencing on September 27th, in Paducah at 11:00am CST, before Senior Judge Russell.


Both plea agreements for Cavitt and Coreau call for the United States to recommend a sentence of 120 months in prison, which is the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment required by law.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nute Bonner and is being investigated by the Paducah Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Updated June 21, 2017

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