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Mt. Sterling Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Distribution of Fentanyl that Caused a Fatal Overdose in the Montgomery County Regional Jail

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

 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kloud Logan Jones, 27, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was sentenced today, to 25 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for distributing fentanyl that caused a death.

Jones previously pleaded guilty to the charge, admitting that, on November 23, 2017, he distributed the lethal drug to an individual identified as R.A.S., while both were confined as inmates at the Montgomery County Regional Jail.  Video surveillance from the jail captured the incident.

Under federal law, Jones must serve 85 percent of his sentence.  Upon completion of his imprisonment, he will be under supervision by the United States Probation Office for a term of three years.           

“We continue to confront the tragedy of the opioid epidemic,” said Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.   “Those who distribute these dangerous drugs need to understand that we are committed to combatting this problem, to using all the tools available to us, and to prosecuting those who further this loss of life through their criminal conduct.  This conduct has serious consequences and we will be vigilant in our efforts to confront this challenge.”

U.S. Attorney Duncan; Darrell Christopher Evans, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville; and David Charles, Montgomery County Sheriff, jointly made the announcement.  Assistant United States Attorney Todd Bradbury prosecuted the cases on behalf of the United States.

Updated April 29, 2019

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