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Six Federally Indicted and Arrested for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

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

Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment on November 2, 2022, charging six local men and women with engaging in a long-term drug trafficking conspiracy. One man was also charged with a firearm offense.

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, Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, Jr. of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and Chief Erika Shields of the Louisville Metro Police Department made the announcement.

According to court documents, Dion Brown, 29, Raheem Richardson, 30, Jamesha Hickman, 29, Demeeko Johnson, 28, Tyrece Clark, 29, and Hubert Brown, 51, all of Louisville, conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between May 23, 2022, and November 1, 2022. Brown, Richardson, Johnson, and Hickman also distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on multiple occasions, and Richardson possessed a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. On November 16, 2022, all six defendants were arrested.

The defendants made their initial court appearances on November 17, 2022, before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, they each face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. There is no parole in the federal system.

The DEA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Louisville Metro Police Department are investigating the case with assistance from the ATF and IRS Criminal Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia P. Gomez is prosecuting the case.

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


Updated November 18, 2022