Fayette County Man Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl and Heroin Mixture
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky.— A Lexington, Ky., man, Allante Ramone Brown, 27, was sentenced to 99 months in federal prison and 5 years supervised release on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Gregory VanTatenhove, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a fentanyl and heroin mixture.
According to Brown’s plea agreement, on November 3, 2021, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Brown. Law enforcement searched Brown’s vehicle and found 97.7 grams of a fentanyl and heroin mixture and $1,670 in cash, both amounts being consistent with drug distribution amounts. Brown has two prior felony convictions for Robbery Second Degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Brown had been released from prison just 12 days before his arrested on this charge. Brown was also on federal supervised release at the time of the commission of this offense.
Under federal law, Brown must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; Phillip J. Burnett, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police (KSP), and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the ATF, KSP, and Lexington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger West prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.
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Updated November 14, 2023