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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Michael A. Bennett
, United States Attorney

Franklin Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

BOWLING GREEN, KY — A Franklin man was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and the illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky; Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the ATF Louisville Field Division; and Chief Roger Solomon of the Franklin Police Department made the announcement.

According to court documents, on Oct. 13, 2021, in Simpson County, Corey Kaiser, 27, knowingly and intentionally possessed with the intent to distribute 193.2 grams of methamphetamine. On that same day Kaiser also knowingly possessed three handguns. Kaiser was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of the following felony offense.

On Jan. 23, 2020, in Sumner Circuit Court, Tennessee, Kaiser was convicted of possession of a schedule II-controlled substance to sell, methamphetamine, greater than .5 grams.

There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the ATF Bowling Green Field Office and the Franklin Police Department.

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 of Justice 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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