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Lexington Man Sentenced to 60 months for Trafficking Fentanyl

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jameel Sleet, 18, of Lexington, was sentenced today, to 60 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

In November 2018, Sleet was stopped by Lexington Police, who found him with approximately 40 grams of fentanyl, 39 grams of cocaine, and 16 grams of crack cocaine.  In his plea agreement, Sleet admitted that he intended to distribute the drugs.  Sleet pleaded guilty in April 2019.           

Under federal law, Sleet must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for four years following his release.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; D. Christopher Evans, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA; and Lawrence Weathers, Chief of the Lexington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lexington Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kiebler.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force’s (OCDETF) Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS), a Department of Justice initiative designed to target trafficking of dangerous synthetic opioids.

Updated August 16, 2019

Drug Trafficking