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Ft. Wright Man Sentenced to 106 Months for Drug and Weapons Offenses

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

COVINGTON – A Ft. Wright, Ky., man has been sentenced to 106 months in federal prison for heroin, cocaine and weapons offenses.      

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced 27 year-old Michael Daniels, for possession with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Under federal law, Daniels must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence; and following his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for eight years.

Daniels pleaded guilty on December 1, 2014 and admitted that he had been selling heroin and crack cocaine, while staying at a hotel in Ft. Wright, in June 2014.  Agents investigated a complaint about drug activity in Daniels’ hotel room and located 36 grams of heroin, 22 grams of crack cocaine, money, a digital scale, and a loaded 9mm handgun.    

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky;  Howard S. Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and  Daniel Kreinest, Chief of the Ft. Wright Police Department, jointly made the announcement today.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force and the Ft. Wright Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

Updated May 11, 2015

Drug Trafficking