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Lexington Man Sentenced to 80 Months for Armed Drug Trafficking

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dominique Jamar McCann, 24, of Lexington, was sentenced yesterday, to 80 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Karen C. Caldwell, for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

In May 2018, officers with the Lexington Police Department, attempted to stop the vehicle being operated by Dominique McCann.  McCann fled from the police at a high rate of speed and collided with another vehicle.  McCann then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended.  McCann was in possession of approximately one ounce of heroin and a Glock handgun.  During his plea, McCann admitted to drug trafficking and possessing the firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking.            

Under federal law, Middlebrooks 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 three 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 August 2, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods