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Logan Countian charged with firearms, meth violations

Charges include being a felon in possession of seven firearms and ammunition. convicted felon, Living In Logan County, Kentucky, charged with possession and attempted distribution of methamphetamine.
Note - The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty

From U.S. Attorney's Office
U.S. Department of Justice, Western District of Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY - (11 May 2017) - A convicted felon living in Logan County, Kentucky, was charged by grand jury indictment this week with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


Sherman Matthew Watkins, 40, who was residing in Russellville at the time of his arrest, was charged in a three count indictment, with one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine a Schedule II controlled substance and two counts of being a felon in possession of seven firearms and ammunition. The alleged criminal activity took place in Logan County, on December 6, 2016.

At the time of his arrest Watkins was allegedly in possession of $1,132 in U.S. currency and a Norinco, model SKS, 7.62x39 semiautomatic rifle; a Smith and Wesson, model 37 Airweight, .38 caliber revolver; a Smith and Wesson, model 10-8, .38 caliber revolver; a Glock, model 42, .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol; a Ruger, model 10/22, .22 caliber semiautomatic rifle; a Mossberg, model 590, 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun; a Just Right Carbines, model JR Carbine, 9mm semiautomatic rifle; and assorted rounds of ammunition.

Watkins has two previous convictions in Jefferson County Circuit Court including Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree on May 8, 2014, and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree, on May 26, 2011.

If convicted at trial, Watkins could be sentenced to no less than 5 years for count one and no more than ten years for each of counts two and three.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mac Shannon and is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).


This story was posted on 2017-05-12 06:23:37
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