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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Flatwoods Woman Sentenced to 24 months for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

ASHLAND, Ky. — Haley Nicole Young, 25, of Flatwoods, Kentucky, was sentenced today, to 24 months federal in prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

In April 2017, Young was arrested in Ashland, and was found in possession of 209 grams of fentanyl.  Young admitted to the transportation of the fentanyl from Detroit, Michigan.  The recovered fentanyl was to be distributed in Kentucky and West Virginia.  Fentanyl is an extremely powerful opioid, which can be lethal in the two-milligram range.           

Under federal law, Young 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 four years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, FBI; Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police; Todd Kelley, Chief of the Ashland Police; and Hank Dail, Chief of the Huntington Police, jointly announced the sentence.

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

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Updated November 14, 2018