(STL.News) – Leonard Glover, 32, of Frankfort, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday, before U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, to distribution of more than 10 grams of acetylfentanyl, a fentanyl analogue.
As part of his guilty plea, Glover admitted that, on June 11, he sold 13 grams of acetylfentanyl to a confidential informant for $900. He was indicted in May 2019.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; D. Dan Dodds, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA; and Charles Adams, Chief of the Frankfort Police Department, jointly announced the guilty plea.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Frankfort Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kiebler.
Glover is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 23, 2020 in Frankfort, Kentucky. He faces up to 40 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5 million. However, any sentence will be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal sentencing statutes.
This case was prosecuted as part of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force’s (OCDETF) Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS), a Department of Justice initiative designed to target trafficking of dangerous synthetic opioids.