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Erlanger Man Sentenced to 150 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

COVINGTON, Ky.- An Erlanger, Ky., man, Justin Frank, 30, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to 150 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  

According to his plea agreement, Frank admitted that on October 25, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence, finding 176.5 grams of methamphetamine and other items consistent with drug trafficking in a safe in his room. On February 7, 2020, law enforcement served an arrest warrant for Frank and found him with an additional 51 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, marijuana, and cash.

Frank pleaded guilty in June 2020.

Under federal law, Frank must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Keith Martin, Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Detroit Field Division; Christopher Conners, Director of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force; Chief Col. Kyle Rader, Erlanger Police Department; and Chief Spike Jones, Kenton County Police Department, jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was directed by the DEA, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, Erlanger Police Department, and the Kenton County Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

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Updated October 2, 2020

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