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Newport Man Sentenced to 150 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – Frederick D. Lewis, 38, of Newport, Kentucky, was sentenced today to 150 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl.

Lewis pled guilty, in February 2018, and admitted that he led a conspiracy of five or more people responsible for distributing more than 100 grams of heroin and more than 160 grams of fentanyl.  Lewis was on federal supervised release, for a 2011 conviction for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, when he committed his new offense.  The 150-month prison term includes a sentence of 30 months for violation of the terms of his supervised release. 

Under federal law, Lewis 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 ten years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Robert Nader, Chief of the Covington Police Department, jointly made the announcement. 

The investigation was conducted by the Covington Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

Updated May 24, 2018

Drug Trafficking