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Ohio Woman Sentenced to 168 Months for Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

COVINGTON, Ky – A Mason, Ohio, woman, Amanda Baker, 38, was sentenced on Tuesday to 168 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to her plea agreement, Baker was involved in a conspiracy that distributed multiple kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio.  Law enforcement seized almost two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine from Baker and a co-conspirator, Jeremy Anderson, on April 26, 2021, at a hotel in Covington, Kentucky. 

Baker pleaded guilty in August 2022.

Anderson was sentenced to 138 months in prison on August 16, 2022. 

Under federal law, each Defendant must serve 85 percent of their prison sentence.  Both will also be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years after their release from prison. 

Carlton S. Shier IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Keith Martin, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; Scott Hardcorn, Director of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force; and Brian Valenti, Chief of the Covington Police Department, jointly announced the sentences.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

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CONTACT: Gabrielle Dudgeon
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Updated November 22, 2022

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