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Maysville Man Sentenced to 360 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl Causing Death

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – Joshua D. Jett, 34, formerly of Maysville, Kentucky, was sentenced today to 360 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl causing death.

Jett pled guilty, in June 2017, and admitted that he conspired with Kristian Bellamy and others to distribute heroin and fentanyl during the summer of 2016, and that drugs they distributed through that conspiracy caused a death on August 1, 2016.  Jett and Bellamy regularly purchased what they believed to be heroin from Cincinnati and transported it back to Maysville, for use and distribution.  They sold the drugs to several users on August 1, 2016; one of them, Amanda Hill-Borgmann, overdosed – on what was determined to be heroin and fentanyl – and died.

Under federal law, Jett 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 5 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), jointly announced the sentence.  The investigation was conducted by the DEA.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

Updated June 29, 2018

Drug Trafficking