Madisonville Man Faces Federal Methamphetamine Charges

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Paducah, KY – A federal grand jury returned an indictment last week charging a Madisonville, KY man with distributing methamphetamine and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court records, Travarius Baxter, 34, distributed methamphetamine on February 17, 2022, and possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it on March 9, 2022.

On May 16, 2022, the defendant was arraigned before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted at trial, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 10 years, and up to life, in federal 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 made the announcement.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Madisonville-Hopkins County VICE/Narcotics Unit are investigating the case.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Leigh Ann Dycus.

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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