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Three Men Charged With Meth Distribution At Paducah Halfway House

Sydni Anderson

A Federal Grand Jury in Paducah has charged three men for alleged methamphetamine distribution at Keeton Corrections.

U. S. Attorney Russell Coleman said Monday DeAnthony Woods and Richard Gaines Jr. of Paducah and David Jones of Madisonville were charged last week. The charges include conspiracy to distribute, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of meth.


The indictment alleges Woods, Jones and Gaines possessed and distributed 50 grams or more of a substance with a detectable amount of meth. Coleman said Gaines is also charged with using or carrying a firearm in relation to drug trafficking and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He said Gaines faces fifteen years to life. 

“And I must emphasize when we’re discussing federal sentences this is a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison. No parole, 15 years to life in custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Woods is facing a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in federal prison and Mr. Jones is facing a mandatory minimum of 5 years in federal prison up to 40 years,” Coleman said.

Gaines has previous felony convictions in state court for trafficking cocaine. Police in May arrested eight men after a two-month investigation into drug trafficking at the halfway house.


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