LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell Coleman is pleased to announce the latest recipient of the U.S. Attorney’s Law Enforcement Award is Special Agent Steve Lamp, an investigator with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Special Agent Lamp’s dogged determination to keep the pharmaceutical supply chain secure equates to safer families across our Commonwealth,” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman. “I am honored to present this award for the first time to an FDA Special Agent.”
The Award commendation presented by U.S. Attorney Coleman to Special Agent Steve Lamp is for his service on behalf of the citizens of the Western District of Kentucky for his work on a case that started as a simple theft from a pharmacy that led to three federal indictments, two in Kentucky and one in Idaho.
Lamp doggedly followed Kyle Humphrey across the mid-West learning of his thefts from multiple pharmacies and also learning of a history of domestic abuse and gun ownership. Special Agent Lamp flew to Idaho to make a final arrest in this case, catching Humphrey red-handed, with stolen pharmaceuticals and a handgun, while he was under a domestic violence order.
Because of Lamp’s work and the evidence he amassed in his investigation, Humphrey waved a detention hearing and quickly entered a plea of guilty to all three indictments.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky is honoring the extraordinary efforts of its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners across the District. Additional awards will be presented throughout the District in the coming months.