A Covington couple will serve federal time after being sentenced for conspiring to distribute heroin.
William Lovelace was sentenced to two to 7½ years for conspiracy and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Tonia Cross was sentenced to two years for conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Lovelace and Cross will serve terms of supervised release of 10 and three years, respectively.
They both pleaded guilty in January and admitted they conspired to distribute heroin in Campbell and Kenton Counties on multiple occasions between May 1, 2014, and Aug. 16, 2014.
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Law enforcement officials arrested Cross and Lovelace in August 2014 after observing Lovelace, armed with a handgun, selling heroin in Bellevue.
Under federal law, Lovelace and Cross will have to serve at least 85 percent of their time.