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Career Offender Sentenced to 220 Months for Heroin Conspiracy in Newport

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

COVINGTON — A federal judge has sentenced a Cincinnati man to 220 months in federal prison, for his role in a conspiracy that distributed heroin in Newport, Ky.

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Carlos Massengill, 45, for conspiracy to distribute heroin.  Judge Thapar enhanced Massengill’s sentence because Massengill qualified as a career offender, due to his significant criminal history.

Massengill admitted that he and a co-defendant, Anquan Williams, 35, distributed heroin in Newport, on several occasions between April 2014 and July 30, 2014.

Williams was sentenced to 120 months in prison on April 2.  Williams and Massengill pleaded guilty in December of 2014.

Under federal law, Massengill must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence, and he will be on supervised release for 10 years following his prison term.  

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Stuart L. Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (Louisville Field Division), jointly made the announcement today.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Campbell County Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted the case on behalf of the federal government.

Updated April 9, 2015

Drug Trafficking