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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Michael A. Bennett
, United States Attorney
Contact: Carissa Moss

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison

OWENSBORO, Ky. –  Senior United States District Court Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. sentenced David Miller, 40 years old, of Morganfield, Kentucky to fifteen years’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and four separate instances of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett.  Miller was convicted of drug trafficking and firearm offenses in Henderson and Union Counties.  There is no parole in the federal system.   

This case demonstrates the value of the strong working relationships that exist among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the Western District,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bennett.  “The sustained effort of the Henderson Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and ATF – working alongside AUSA Sewell in our Bowling Green office - make Western Kentucky communities safer for all of our citizens.”    

This is Miller’s third federal prosecution.  In case number 4:07-CR-21-01-JHM, he was sentenced to 70 months for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; in case number 4:13-CR-32-3-JHM, he was sentenced to 33 months for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. 

Assistant United States Attorney Madison Sewell, Branch Chief of the Bowling Green United States Attorney’s Office, prosecuted the case. It was investigated by the Henderson Police Department, Kentucky State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. 

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