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Princeton 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 Princeton, Kentucky man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for methamphetamine distribution offenses. 

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 Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. of the Kentucky State Police made the announcement.

According to court documents, on separate dates in March, June, and August of 2021, in Caldwell County, Kentucky, Donald Ray Adams, 49, distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Further, on September 23, 2021, Adams possessed with the intent to distribute over 400 grams of methamphetamine. Adams was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison followed by a 5-year term of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the DEA Paducah post of duty and the Kentucky State Police, with assistance from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force.

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


Updated August 10, 2023