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Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Distributing Fentanyl that Resulted in Death

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Cincinnati man, Dominic Jackson, 31, was sentenced on Thursday, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, to 240 months in prison, for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.

According to his plea agreement, on November 3, 2021, law enforcement and medical workers responded to a call for an unresponsive person in Boone County.  Upon arrival, responders found the deceased victim with symptoms consistent with an opioid overdose.  Officers reviewed the victim’s phone, and it contained communications from Jackson indicating that he had sold drugs to the victim earlier that same day.

Law enforcement then used the victim’s phone to text Jackson and arranged to purchase another quarter ounce of the same substance previously sold to the victim.  They advised Jackson where to put the drugs and where the money was located.  Jackson showed up to the residence, took the money, and left 6.667 grams of a substance containing fentanyl and para-flurorofentanyl.  Jackson admitted to distributing a substance containing fentanyl and para-flurorofentanyl to the victim, who died as a result of ingesting it.

Under federal law, Jackson 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.  Jackson was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $7,243 to the family of the victim for burial expenses.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Orville O. Greene, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; and Director Scott Hardcorn, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by DEA and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. 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 May 16, 2024

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