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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 20, 2021

Seven Individuals Indicted By Federal Grand Jury In Methamphetamine Conspiracy Cases

Owensboro, Kentucky – On August 11, 2021, a federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned two Indictments charging seven individuals with conspiring to traffic in large amounts of methamphetamine in the Daviess County area during a span of several months in 2020 and 2021.

An Indictment unsealed this week in U.S. District Court charges Darrell Murphy, 46, of Madisonville, Kentucky, Terry Cook, 43, of Owensboro, Noah Boswell, 39, of Owensboro, William Darmell Murphy, 58, of Owensboro, and Elizabeth Breanne Harris, 39, of Owensboro, with having conspired with each other, and others, to possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Daviess County area between May 27, 2020 and January 27, 2021. 

The second unsealed Indictment charges Jamarquius D. Trice, age 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jermaine Lee, Sr., 48, of Owensboro, with having conspired with each other, and others, to possess with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in the Daviess County area between August 24, 2020, and February 1, 2021.

If convicted, the defendants each face a sentence of 10 years to Life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett made the announcement.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Owensboro Police Department, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are investigating the cases.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank E. Dahl III is prosecuting the cases.

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 August 20, 2021