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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Alabama Men Sentenced For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

LEXINGTON, KY. – Sergio Acosta, 28, and Jose Luis Luviano Lopez, 36, both of Montgomery, Alabama, were sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.  Acosta was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment.  Luis Luviano was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment.    

Acosta and Luviano Lopez previously admitted to transporting nearly 1,000 grams of methamphetamine for distribution.  The methamphetamine was found in the back seat of a pickup truck driven by Luviano Lopez, in which Acosta was a passenger, during a traffic stop conducted by the Kentucky State Police in Madison County on September 6, 2017.  During the traffic stop, Acosta admitted there was a “kilo” in the truck.  Acosta and Luviano Lopez pleaded guilty to the charges in November of 2017. 

Under federal law, Acosta and Luviano Lopez must each serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Chris Evans, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville, and Richard Sanders, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement today after the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and Kentucky State Police.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Tanner Bradley.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 23, 2018