Nortonville, Ky. (WEHT) – A federal grand jury indicted a Hopkins County man on Friday on federal drug trafficking charges.

Kentucky State Police and the Madisonville-Hopkins County VICE/Narcotics Unit arrested Travis S. Baldwin, 28, around 3:30 p.m. at his garage/shop located in the 10000 block of Hopkinsville Rd. in Nortonville.

Baldwin is the subject of a federal drug investigation conducted by the FBI, Kentucky State Police, and Madisonville-Hopkins County VICE/Narcotics Unit which began in 2017.

Baldwin was indicted by a federal grand jury who issued an indictment stating Baldwin “conspired and agreed with other persons to knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.” 

If convicted, Baldwin faces 10 years to life in prison with a maximum $10,000,000 penalty. He is currently lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center pending an initial appearance in federal court. Authorities say more indictments are expected.

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(This story was originally published on June 14, 2019)