News Release
Date: November 25, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Western Kentucky Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Distribution
-Faces 10 Year Mandatory Sentence in Federal Prison System

NOV 25 -- PADUCAH, KY - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Carolyn Jean Craven, age 40, of Benton, Kentucky, pled guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. Craven faces a mandatory 10 year sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.

In December, 2006, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Kentucky State Police initiated an investigation into the methamphetamine dealing of Carolyn Craven in Marshall County, Kentucky. A two month investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 7 ounces of cocaine that was either distributed or intended to be distributed by Craven.

The maximum potential penalties are life imprisonment, a $6,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of at least 5 years.

The case was 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.

The plea was entered before Thomas B. Russell, Judge, United States District Court, Paducah, Kentucky. Craven is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Russell on March 11, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in Paducah, Kentucky.

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