Covington drug dealer pleads guilty to providing heroin that killed a man in 2013

jmadden@herald-leader.comJune 23, 2014 

A Covington man pleaded guilty Monday to distributing heroin that killed a man in 2013.

Timothy Tingle-Brown, 29, entered the plea just days before a trial was scheduled to begin. He admitted to selling heroin to a man at an apartment in Taylor Mill on April 20, 2013, according to a United States Attorney's office news release. The man later died from an overdose.

A federal grand jury in Covington returned an indictment on Sep. 12, 2013 that charged Tingle-Brown with giving the man heroin that killed him. A jury was selected and the trial was scheduled to begin last Friday, the release said.

Tingle-Brown is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 30. If convicted he could face a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life. He also faces a maximum fine of $1 million and at least three years of supervised release.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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