COVINGTON, KY - A Covington, Ky., man, who has previously admitted in federal court that he sold heroin that resulted in the death of one of his customers, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced 29 year-old Timothy Tingle-Brown for distributing heroin that resulted in death. Under federal law, Tingle-Brown must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be on supervised release for three years following the completion of his prison term.
Tingle-Brown admitted to selling heroin to a man at an apartment in Taylor Mill, Ky., on April 20, 2013. The man subsequently died from an overdose from the heroin that Tingle-Brown had sold to him.
In June of this year, Tingle-Brown pleaded guilty to the charge shortly after the start of his trial. He was indicted in September 2013.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James V. Allen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Cincinnati Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Taylor Mill Police Department, and the office of the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke represented the federal government in this matter.