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

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Covington Man Sentenced to 20 years for Firearms Offense

COVINGTON, Ky. — Gregory Pritchett, 47, of Covington, was sentenced today, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, to a total of 242 months in federal prison, for unlawfully possessing a firearm.  

Pritchett pled guilty in November 2018, and admitted selling heroin and fentanyl to a confidential informant.  A search of his home revealed additional drugs and a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol.  Pritchett is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law.  He was also on supervised release for a prior federal firearms conviction at the time of the commission of this offense.  Judge Bunning sentenced Pritchett to 188 months for possession of the firearm and an additional 54 months for violating the terms of his supervised release.         

Under federal law, Pritchett must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted jointly by the FBI and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 22, 2019