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Lexington Man Sentenced to 43 Months For Trafficking in Fentanyl

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Marvin Lee Foxx, 50, of Lexington, was sentenced Friday, to 43 months federal in prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

In April 2018, the Lexington Police Department executed a search warrant at Foxx’s Lexington residence, locating 28 grams of fentanyl, two grams of cocaine, and a firearm.  On September 7, 2018, Foxx entered a guilty plea, admitting to possession with intent to distribute the fentanyl.  Foxx has a prior conviction, for a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, from the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, from 2008.

Under federal law, Foxx 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 six years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart Lowrey, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Louisville Field Division; and Lawrence Weathers, Chief of the Lexington Police Department, jointly made the announcement.

The ATF and the Lexington Police Department conducted the investigation.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Cynthia T. Rieker.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The PSN program was reinvigorated as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.


Updated December 10, 2018

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