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Wickliffe, Kentucky, Resident Charged With Distribution Of Methamphetamine

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

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Wickliffe, Kentucky, resident was charged by grand jury indictment today, with five counts of distribution of methamphetamine, a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Christopher Ford, 48, was arrested on August 26, 2015, and initially charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of methamphetamine between March 2015 and July 2015.

Today’s grand jury indictment alleges Ford conspired with others to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, between Match 1, 2015, and August 26, 2015. Further, the indictment alleges that Ford distributed a detectable amount of methamphetamine on four occasions including April 17th, May 15th, May 28th, and  July 7th According to the indictment, all of the sales took place in Ballard County, Kentucky.

Ford remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals service and his first appearance before a Magistrate Judge has not been scheduled.

If convicted at trial, Ford could be sentenced to any term from ten years in prison to up to and including a life sentence. Also, Ford could be ordered to forfeit property and pay a fine of no less than $14,000,000 and ordered to serve up to and including a life period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Seth Hancock, and is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Paducah Police Department, the Ballard County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police.       


The charge of a person by Grand Jury Indictment is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated September 16, 2015

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