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Detroit Man Sentenced to 27 months for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Anthony McIntosh, 28, of Detroit, was sentenced Friday to 27 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.           

In June 2018, Lexington Police officers apprehended McIntosh and located 21 grams of fentanyl in his vehicle. In his plea agreement, McIntosh admitted that he intended to sell the fentanyl to others.           

Under federal law, McIntosh must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. After his sentence, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years following his release and will have to pay a $3,600 fine.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; D. Dan Dodds, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA; and Lawrence Weathers, Chief of the Lexington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lexington Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kiebler.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force’s (OCDETF) Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS), a Department of Justice initiative designed to target trafficking of dangerous synthetic opioids.

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

Updated October 15, 2019

Drug Trafficking