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Anderson County Man Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl Resulting in an Overdose Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Lawrenceburg, Ky., man, Daniel Hudson, 36, was sentenced on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, to 240 months in prison, for distribution of fentanyl resulting in an overdose death.

According to his plea agreement, on March 24, 2022, Hudson was booked into the Franklin County Region Jail, for state offenses.  At the time, Hudson had approximately six grams of a fentanyl mixture concealed upon his person, and he was able to smuggle the drugs into the facility.  Ultimately, Hudson then distributed the fentanyl, and had buyers (or individuals on their behalf) send payments, via Cash App, to an account held by his friend.  

Specifically, on March 29, 2022, Hudson distributed fentanyl to an inmate who overdosed, but was successfully resuscitated with the administration of Narcan by jail personnel. Thereafter,  on March 31, 2022, Hudson distributed fentanyl that was used by another inmate, who was later found deceased in his cell.

Under federal law, Hudson must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Erek Davodowich, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Louisville Field Division; and Chief Dustin Bowman, Frankfort Police Department, jointly announced the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Frankfort Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Bradbury is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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CONTACT:  Gabrielle Dudgeon

PHONE:  (859) 685-4887



Updated July 2, 2024

Drug Trafficking