Federal Grand Jury Indicts Louisville Felon for Fentanyl and Cocaine Trafficking and Firearms Offenses
Louisville, KY – Today, a local man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, distribution of fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury, distribution of fentanyl, and for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge J. Todd Scott of the DEA Louisville Field Division, and Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel of the Louisville Metro Police Department made the announcement.
According to court documents, Dalton Hayes, 21, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release, for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death, distribution of fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury, distribution of fentanyl, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hayes was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of the following felony offenses. On March 31, 2021, in Jefferson Circuit Court, Hayes was convicted of trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree, schedule II oxycodone less than 10 dosage units, receiving a stolen firearm, and receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000.
There is no parole in the federal system.
The DEA Louisville Field Division and LMPD investigated the case.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Dahl.