Allen County Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Gun Charges

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Bowling Green, KY – A federal grand jury in Bowling Green returned an indictment today charging an Allen County, KY man with possessing with the intent to distribute more than 5 grams of methamphetamine on three separate occasions and possessing a firearm on two of those occasions as a convicted felon and in furtherance of his drug trafficking.

According to court documents, Timothy Harrison, 40, of Scottsville, KY, possessed with the intent to distribute, 5 grams or more of methamphetamine on March 25, 2021, in Allen County, on May 12, 2021, in Warren County, and on November 17, 2021, in Allen County. On March 25, 2021, Harrison, a convicted felon for possession of a controlled substance, also possessed a Ruger, model Wrangler, .22 caliber revolver, and ammunition, in furtherance of his drug trafficking. On May 12, 2021, Harrison possessed a Taurus, model PT 24/7 G2, .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and ammunition, in furtherance of his drug trafficking.

Harrison is charged with three counts of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The defendant is scheduled for his initial court appearance on May 25, 2022, before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Harrison faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and J. Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Louisville Division, made the announcement.

The DEA, the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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