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Flat Woods Woman Sentenced to 120 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

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

ASHLAND, Ky. — Kimberly Dawn Moore, 26, of Flat Woods, Kentucky, was sentenced today, to 120 months in federal prison, by United States District Court Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute heroin. 

In August 2017, the Huntington FBI Task Force, in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police and the Ashland Police Department, seized 876 grams of heroin.  The heroin had been transported from Detroit to Huntington, W.Va., as part of a conspiracy involving Moore and her co-defendants, Eric Minter and Leonard Wright, which ranged from June 2017 to August 2017.  Wright and Minter organized the heroin deliveries, which were completed by Moore and an additional co-defendant.  The heroin was then distributed in the Tri-State area.  Moore has two prior convictions for drug trafficking in the Greenup Circuit Court.          

Under federal law, Moore must serve 85 percent of her prison sentence; and upon her release, she will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for eight years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Robert Allen Jones, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Pittsburgh Field Office; Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police; and Todd Kelly, Chief of the Ashland Police Department,, jointly made the announcement.

The FBI, Kentucky State Police, Ohio State Police, and the Ashland Police Department conducted the investigation.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Cynthia T. Rieker.

Updated April 8, 2019

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