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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Ohio Woman Sentenced to 78 Months for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine and for Firearm Offense

COVINGTON, Ky. — A Milford, Ohio woman, who possessed heroin and crack cocaine with the intent to distribute them, and used a firearm to further her drug trafficking, was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 28 year-old Courtney Kolb and ordered her to serve 10 years of supervised release following her sentence.  Under federal law, Kolb must serve at least 85 percent of her prison sentence.

In August 2016, Kolb pleaded guilty and admitted that she had quantities of heroin and crack cocaine that she intended to distribute in the Greater Cincinnati area and possessed a firearm in order to protect her drugs and drug proceeds. 

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Ft. Thomas Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 18, 2016