Bowling Green, KY – Last week, the third and final member of a Bowling Green federal drug trafficking conspiracy was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Maynard of the ATF Louisville Field Office, and Director Tommy Loving of the Bowling Green/Warren County Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) Drug Task Force made the announcement.
On March 7, 2023, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, Bowling Green Division, Glenn Budd, 41, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture.
On February 1, 2023, Rickshard Collins, 31, was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 1,286.6 grams of methamphetamine.
On January 17, 2023, Paige Russell, 22, was sentenced to time served followed by 4 years of supervised release for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a methamphetamine mixture.
“Illegal drug trafficking and the addiction which accompanies it often causes death, decimates lives, families, and even entire communities,” said U.S. Attorney Bennett. “We will continue, in partnership with the ATF and Kentucky’s AHIDTA drug task forces, to identify, arrest, and prosecute those responsible for trading their poison in our communities.”
“So many families have endured pain and suffering due to the drug epidemic here and across the country,” said ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Maynard.
“ATF is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to pursue those who exploit the vulnerabilities that addiction creates and threaten the safety of our communities. I commend ATF’s Bowling Green Field Office, the Bowling Green/Warren County AHIDTA Drug Task Force and the prosecution team for their hard work in bringing these offenders to justice.”
“Drugs are killing our citizens daily in the Commonwealth,” said AHIDTA Director Loving. “Complex investigations and prosecutions like this help make our community a safer place to live by removing these traffickers from the streets. The Bowling Green/Warren County Drug Task consists of state, local and federal partners working together as a team which is the key to successful investigations. Working with our local U.S. Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office brings these major drug traffickers to justice.”
There is no parole in the federal system.
The ATF Bowling Green Field Office and the Bowling Green/Warren County AHIDTA Drug Task Force investigated the case.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark J. Yurchisin II of the United States Attorney’s Bowling Green Branch Office.