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Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 250 Months for Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking

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

COVINGTON, Ky.A Cincinnati man, Clarence Toney, 41, was sentenced to 250 months in federal prison on Friday, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves, after pleading guilty to the distribution of fentanyl and heroin and violating his supervised release conditions.  Toney was classified as a career offender.

In his guilty plea, Toney admitted that, on six separate occasions in Covington, he sold a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl to a confidential informant working with the Covington Police Department.  On two of the six occasions, the substance he sold also included a detectable amount of heroin.  In addition to pleading guilty to the charges, Toney also admitted that his actions violated the conditions of his supervised release for a previous drug trafficking conviction.

Toney pleaded guilty in July 2021.

Under federal law, Toney 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 six years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Col. Robert Nader, Chief of Police, Covington Police Department, announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Covington Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle M. Winslow.

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CONTACT: Gabrielle Dudgeon
PHONE: (859) 685-4887

Updated November 8, 2021

Drug Trafficking