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Owensboro Man Indicted In Fentanyl Overdose Death

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

OWENSBORO, KY. – An Owensboro, Kentucky, man was charged by a federal grand jury this week for the distribution of Fentanyl resulting in the death of another, announced Acting United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett.  

The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against two men, Jonathan Brown, 19, of Owensboro and Jonathan Stallings, 20, of Owensboro.  Both Brown and Stallings are charged in Count 1 of the indictment with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance between June 2020 and October 2020 in Daviess County, Kentucky and elsewhere.  Brown is charged in Count 2 of the indictment with Distribution of Controlled Substances resulting in the death and serious bodily injury of another person, A.H., for events occurring on or about October 8, 2020, in Daviess County, Kentucky.

If convicted at trial, the maximum sentence for Brown is no less than 20 years and no more than life in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.  The maximum sentence for Stallings is no more than 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Dahl III.  The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Evansville Resident Office, Central City Police Department, and Owensboro Police Department.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation
only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 


Updated May 26, 2021