News Release
June 9, 2008

Kentucky Woman Indicted on "Speed" Conspiracy
$30,000 in Methamphetamine Recovered

JUN 9 -- PADUCAH, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that a federal grand jury returned an indictment on February 12, 2008, against Carolyn Jean Craven, of West, Benton, Kentucky, on charges of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine,.

The Indictment alleges that between December 2006 and January 2007, Craven knowingly and intentionally conspired to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. The Indictment also alleges that on December 22, 2006, Craven possessed with the intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine in Benton, Kentucky. The street value of the drugs recovered by law enforcement in this case is $30,000.00.

In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $6,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of at least 5 years and up to any number of years including life; and the minimum potential penalties are 10 years imprisonment, a $2,000,000 fine, and at least 5 years supervised release.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michele Thielhorn, and it was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Kentucky State Police, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

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