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Lexington Woman Sentenced for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Fentanyl

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

LONDON, Ky. – A Lexington, Ky, woman, Stacey R. Smith, 42, was sentenced on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Robert Wier, to 175 months in prison, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine and 400 grams of a mixture containing fentanyl.

According to her plea agreement, beginning in January 2021 to March 2022, Smith conspired with others to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine and 400 grams of fentanyl. Specifically, from a source of supply in the Lexington area, Smith obtained pound quantities of methamphetamine and ounce quantities of what she believed to be heroin, which laboratory testing confirmed was fentanyl.  Smith then sold the drugs to several others, including her co-defendant, Shane Brock, 62, of London.  These other drug dealers would then distribute the drugs to more drug dealers and end users.

For his role in the conspiracy, Brock was previously sentenced to 97 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Under federal law, Smith must serve 85 percent of her prison sentence. Upon her release from prison, she will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years. 

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Erek Davodowich, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Louisville Field Division; and Sheriff John Root, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sam Dotson prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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CONTACT:  Gabrielle Dudgeon

 PHONE:  (859) 685-4887


Updated May 22, 2024

Drug Trafficking