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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Lexington Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Trafficking in Fentanyl

LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Byron White, 38, of Lexington, was sentenced yesterday to 84 months in federal prison, by Chief United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, for conspiracy to distribute Fentanyl.

White previously admitted that he conspired with another person to distribute fentanyl in Lexington, between November 1, 2017 and March 18, 2018.  White further admitted that he distributed heroin and more than 40 grams of fentanyl, in Lexington, during that time.  White has a prior felony conviction for trafficking in cocaine, from Fayette County.  White pleaded guilty to the charges in August. 

Under federal law, White 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 eight years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and KSP.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Roger W. West.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated December 20, 2018