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Eastern District of Kentucky

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Florence Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Distributing Heroin and Cocaine

COVINGTON, Ky. — Donald Conway, 42, of Florence, Kentucky, was sentenced on Thursday, by United States District Judge David Bunning, to 16 years in federal prison for possessing heroin and cocaine with the intent to distribute the drugs. 

Conway was convicted in August 2018, following a bench trial.  According to testimony at trial, Covington Police conducting a traffic stop, finding baggies containing more than 25 grams of cocaine and more than 23 grams of heroin, packaged for sale.  Based upon prior felony convictions for assault and drug trafficking, Conway qualified as a “career offender” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which subjected him to an increased sentence.               

Under federal law, Conway must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James (Robert) Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Robert Nader, Chief of the Covington Police Department, jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

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