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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lexington Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Byron Lee White, 36, of Lexington, has pleaded guilty, to conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and heroin.

During his guilty plea, on August 2, 2018, White admitted that he conspired with others to distribute heroin and fentanyl. White admitted that he and others sold heroin, on November 16, 2017, and fentanyl and heroin on both December 5, 2017 and 22, 2017. White also admitted that he and others sold 55 grams of Fentanyl on January 17, 2018.  White acknowledged that he had previously been convicted of the felony drug offense of Trafficking in Cocaine in Fayette Circuit Court in 2005.   White was indicted by a grand jury in June of 2018.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly made the announcement.

Byron Lee White is currently scheduled to appear for sentencing before Chief United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, in Lexington, on November 8, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.  He faces prison sentence of 10 years to Life imprisonment.  However, any sentence following conviction will be imposed by the Court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.

The investigation was conducted by F.B.I. and Kentucky State Police.  The United States was represented in the case by Assistant United States Attorney Roger W. West.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated August 7, 2018