A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment on May 20, 2009, against Roderick Curry, age 42, Mark Vincent Curry, age 52, Kelvin Bowers, age 22, Chad T. Bridgewater, age 36, Dion Ennis, age 19, Jarrid Decarlo Smith, age 32, and Joshua I. Woodard, age 23, all of Columbia, Kentucky, in Barren County, and Steven Wayne Williams, age 51, of Jamestown, in Russell County, on charges of conspiring to distribute over 50 grams of crack cocaine, Acting U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced.
The Indictment alleges that on July 2007 and May 20, 2009, the defendants all conspired to distribute crack cocaine in Adair County and elsewhere. The indictment also charges Roderick Curry with 13 counts of distributing crack cocaine, powder cocaine, hydrocodone and Suboxone, addictive Schedule III controlled substances. The indictment also charges Mark Vincent Curry with 5 additional counts of distributing crack cocaine and hydrocodone, Kelvin Bowers with 4 additional counts of distributing crack cocaine, and Jarrid Decarlo Smith with 1 additional count of distributing cocaine.
In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties are imprisonment for life and an $8,000,000 fine; and the minimum potential penalties are no less than 10 years’ imprisonment, a $4,000,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of no less than 5 years.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser, and it was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Kentucky State Police.
Defendants Roderick Curry, Mark Curry, Bowers, Ennis, Smith, Woodard and Williams appeared for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge on May 26, 2009, and defendant Bridgewater is scheduled to appear for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge June 3rd in Bowling Green, Kentucky.