(STL.News) – A Danville, Kentucky, man, Lamar M. Ford, 32, was sentenced to 282 months in federal prison on Monday, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, for trafficking 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
In his plea agreement, Ford admitted that, on September 20, 2018, he trafficked 15 grams of fentanyl, from his residence in Danville. He further admitted that law enforcement seized an additional 56.7 grams of fentanyl from his residence and vehicle. The total amount of fentanyl seized was approximately 72 grams.
Ford pleaded guilty to the charge in March 2019. Ford has seven prior felony convictions, including two prior drug trafficking conviction, which qualified Ford as a “Career Offender” under federal law.
Under federal law, Ford must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 8 years, following his release.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Daniel Dodds, Acting Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville; and Sheriff Derick Robbins, Boyle County Sheriff’s Department, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the DEA and Boyd County Sheriff’s Office. The United States was represented by Roger West.