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Lexington Man Sentenced To 84 Months For Trafficking In Fentanyl

Posted at 11:44 AM, Dec 21, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.  —A Lexington man has been sentenced in federal court for fentanyl distribution.

Byron White, 38, of Lexington, was sentenced yesterday to 84 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

White previously admitted that he conspired with another person to distribute fentanyl in Lexington, between November 1, 2017 and March 18, 2018.  White further admitted that he distributed heroin and more than 40 grams of fentanyl, in Lexington, during that time.  White has a prior felony conviction for trafficking in cocaine, from Fayette County.  White pleaded guilty to the charges in August.

Under federal law, White 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 eight years.