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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 18, 2023
Michael A. Bennett
, United States Attorney

Bowling Green Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A Bowling Green woman was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge Shawn Morrow of the ATF Louisville Field Division and Director Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green/Warren County Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) Task Force made the announcement.

According to court documents, Adrienne Cauzzort, 40, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by a 4-year term of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  

There is no parole in the federal system.

On June 6, 2022, Cauzzort possessed, with the intent to distribute, 30.27 grams of methamphetamine. Cauzzort also possessed two handguns after having been previously convicted of the following felony offenses. On July 20, 2015, in Warren Circuit Court, Cauzzort was convicted of wanton endangerment in the first degree and robbery in the second degree. Cauzzort was also convicted of possessing the two handguns in furtherance of her drug trafficking crime.

This case was investigated by ATF and the Bowling Green/Warren County Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II, of the U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green branch office, prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.

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