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Campbell County Man Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Cocaine

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

COVINGTON, Ky. –  A Newport, Ky., man, Tyjuan Eugene Crossty, 41, was sentenced on Thursday, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, to 188 months, for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including five kilograms or more of cocaine and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. 

According to his plea agreement, on March 24, 2023, Crossty was traffic stopped by law enforcement in Covington, where law enforcement smelled marijuana, located a small amount of marijuana, and uncovered a loaded handgun in the glove compartment. Law enforcement utilized DNA evidence collected from the firearm located in the glove department and it showed to be a match with Crossty’s DNA.  After obtaining a search warrant for Crossty’s Covington residence, on June 9, 2023, law searched his residence and discovered 32.7 grams of crack cocaine, 3.898 grams of actual methamphetamine, and items that were consistent with manufacturing crack cocaine and with distributing both crack and crystal methamphetamine. 

Crossty admitted to law enforcement that he distributed large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine, and further admitted that he was distributing pressed fentanyl pills, in amounts of 2500-3500 pills at a time, as a middleman on multiple occasions.

Crossty was previously convicted of aggravated robbery, in Hamilton County, Ohio, in 2000.

Under federal law, Crossty must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon release from prison, Crossty will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years.  

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Louisville Field Division; Director Scott Hardcorn; Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force; and Chief Brian Valenti, Covington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, and the Covington Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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CONTACT:  Gabrielle Dudgeon

PHONE:  (859) 685-4887


Updated June 6, 2024

Drug Trafficking