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Two Logan County men have been charged by a federal grand jury with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

Brad Ashley Baskerville, age 37, of Dunmor and Christopher Lynn Abney, age 46, from of Russellville are both charged with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, according to the federal indictment.

“The Land of Logan is well-served by close cooperation between its South Central Drug Task Force and the DEA,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “Stay tuned; more to come.”

Baskerville and Abney face no less than 10 years in federal prison and no more than life. There is no parole in the federal system.

Assistant United States Attorney Leigh Ann Dycus is prosecuting the case. The case was investigated by the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force, Russellville Police Department, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Madisonville POD, Louisville Division. The DEA’s Louisville Division is comprised of Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia; and was created in 2018 to better address the drug challenges facing our region.

The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.