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Two Plead Guilty To Distributing Opioids That Caused Fatal Overdoses

Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 15:54:16-04

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (LEX 18)- Defendants in two separate indictments pleaded guilty pleas for distributing controlled substances that resulted in death.

In Lexington, Daikuan Miller, 23, pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl that resulted in an overdose death, before Senior District Judge Joseph M. Hood. Miller admitted that, on August 19, 2018, he distributed the lethal drug to an individual.

In a separate court case in Frankfort,  Kari Yount, 31, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin that resulted in an overdose death, before District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove. Yount admitted that she distributed heroin that resulted in the death of a user.

Both defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Sentencing for Miller will occur in Lexington, on July 8; sentencing for Yount will occur in Frankfort, on July 24.