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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 300 Months for Distributing Fentanyl Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Cincinnati, Ohio man has been sentenced to 300 months in federal prison for selling fentanyl that resulted in a near-fatal overdose.

Today, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced Antoine Dudley, 32, for distribution of fentanyl causing serious bodily injury.  Dudley must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be on supervised release for fifteen years after he completes his prison sentence. 

Dudley pleaded guilty on October 27, 2016 in the middle of his trial.  According to testimony at trial, Dudley regularly sold both heroin and fentanyl to multiple customers throughout Northern Kentucky, between September 1, 2014 and his arrest on May 8, 2015.  Evidence also showed that he distributed fentanyl, on November 21, 2014 in Covington, that caused the user to overdose and stop breathing.

Paramedics of the Covington Fire Department responded to the call and were able to revive the victim of the overdose through repeated administration of naloxone (Narcan®).  The victim has made a full recovery, but evidence showed that she would have died if not for the actions of the responding paramedics.    

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly announced the sentence. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

Updated December 5, 2016