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Two Western Kentucky Men Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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Paducah, KY - Two western Kentucky men were sentenced to federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking yesterday.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Acting Special Agent in Charge Erek G. Davodowich of the DEA Louisville Field Division, Sheriff Ryan Norman of the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, and Sheriff Matt Hillbrecht of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office made the announcement.

Yesterday, Fabian Thomas, 34, of Mayfield, Kentucky and Puryear, Tennessee, was sentenced to 14 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of methamphetamine. On April 4 and April 22, 2022, in McCracken County, Kentucky, Thomas distributed more than 5 grams of grams of methamphetamine. On April 21, 2022, on 2 separate occasions, in McCracken County, Kentucky, Thomas, possessed with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of grams of methamphetamine.

Previously, on March 26, 2024, Ronald McClure, 37, of Paducah, Kentucky and Peachtree City, Georgia, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. On April 21, 2022, in McCracken County, Kentucky, McClure possessed with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, Marshall County Sheriff's Office, and the DEA Paducah Post of Duty.

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

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