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Campbell County, Kentucky Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Distributing Fentanyl that Resulted in Death

COVINGTON, KY – According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky, an Alexandria, Ky., man, Charles Jason Case, 40, was sentenced on Wednesday, to 240 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.

According to Case’s plea agreement, law enforcement responded to an address in Campbell County on April 28, 2022, and found a deceased victim and evidence consistent with death from an opiate overdose.  Text messages on the victim’s phone revealed communication with Case the previous night regarding purchasing fentanyl, and the phone also contained communications consistent with the victim buying fentanyl from Case on prior occasions.  Case admitted to distributing a substance containing fentanyl to the victim on April 27, 2022, and that the victim died as the result of ingesting that substance.  Case was arrested on April 29, 2022 while in possession of additional amounts of fentanyl on his person and at his residence. 

Under federal law, Case must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.  He also must forfeit $7,803.00 in United States currency seized at the time of his arrest and make restitution to the victim’s family in the amount of $4,716.19.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Orville O. Greene, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; and Director Scott Hardcorn, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by DEA and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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