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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky
Michael A. Bennett, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Paducah Resident Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges

Paducah, KY – A Paducah man was sentenced to federal prison yesterday for methamphetamine distribution and possession of a firearm 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, Special Agent in Charge J. Todd Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division, Commissioner Phillip Burnett, Jr. of the Kentucky State Police, Chief Jason Newby of the Hopkinsville Police Department, Sheriff Ryan Norman of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff Brent White of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement.

According to court documents, Trevion Clary, 31, was sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release, for two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, one count of possessing with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a methamphetamine mixture, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. There is no parole in the federal system.

“I commend the work of our federal and state partners in this case as well as the collaborative effort of KSP, the Hopkinsville Police Department, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office,” stated U.S. Attorney Bennett. “Western Kentucky state and local law enforcement professionals are force multipliers and key to our ability to effectively enforce federal law. Real law enforcement collaboration results in safer communities for the citizens of the Western District.”    

The case was investigated by the ATF Paducah Satellite Office, the DEA Paducah Post of Duty Office, the Kentucky State Police, the Hopkinsville Police Department, and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Hancock, of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah 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.  effective


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