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Lexington Man sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for the Distribution of Fentanyl Causing an Overdose Death

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Harvey O. Isaac, 30, of Lexington was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for the distribution of fentanyl that caused the overdose death of another by US District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves.

On April 12, 2017, Isaac and Shannon Hixon, 43, of Detroit, distributed a quantity of fentanyl to an individual identified as K.F., a U.S. Army veteran, who used the fentanyl and died as a result. The Lexington Police Department opened an investigation into the death that ultimately led to charges being placed against Isaac and Hixon. 

Isaac was also sentenced to five years supervised release after his 10 years in prison.

On July 25, 2019, Hixon was found guilty, after a four day jury trial, of the distribution of fentanyl resulting in the overdose death of K.F., as well as conspiring to distribute oxycodone and fentanyl. Hixon is awaiting sentencing on December 6 before Chief Judge Reeves. Hixon faces a minimum of 20 years imprisonment, up to a maximum of life in prison.    

 Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Dan Dodds, Acting Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville Field Division; and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department jointly announced Isaac’s sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Lexington Police Department. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger W. West and Assistant United States Attorney Todd Bradbury. 

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Updated October 4, 2019

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