News Release
December 16, 2009
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Two Louisville Brothers Sentenced in Federal Poli-Drug Conspiracy

DEC 16 - LOUISVILLE, KY - United States Attorney Candace G. Hill, for the Western District of Kentucky, announced today that on December 14, 2009, Roger Daniel Simpson, of Louisville, was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months imprisonment, and his brother, Damon Lee Simpson, also of Louisville, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by United States District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman.  They were sentenced for their participation in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, and for cultivating marijuana.  There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

The Simpson Brothers had previously pled guilty, and admitted that on February 11, 2009, in Meade County, Kentucky, they engaged in a conspiracy with each other to possess and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine, and that they aided and abetted each other in the manufacturing of 100 or more marijuana plants.  Both brothers were arrested on that date, and searches were conducted at their residences and at a commercial storage unit.  The searches resulted in the seizure of 204 marijuana plants, 112 grams of methamphetamine, 1,758 grams of cocaine, as well as digital scales, and paraphernalia consistent with a marijuana grow operation.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon.  The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Kentuckiana Criminal Interdiction Unit (KCIU), and the Meade County Sheriff’s Office.