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Man who sold drugs that caused overdose will spend decades in prison

Three Lexington men will spend years in prison for dealing heroin and fentanyl. One of them had sold drugs that resulted in an overdose.

Marion L. Brown III, Arian L. Brown and Steven D. Harvey were sentenced in separate cases Friday in U.S. District Court in Lexington, the U.S. attorney and the Drug Enforcement Agency announced.

Marion L. Brown III, 29, was sentenced to 40 years in prison and four years of supervised release for distributing fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury and being a felon in possession of firearms. He pleaded guilty in July.

Brown sold fentanyl to someone who suffered a non-fatal overdose in April, according to a news release. Law enforcement officers who executed a search warrant at his home found drug trafficking paraphernalia, two pistols and a rifle. Brown had previously been convicted of heroin trafficking.

Arian Brown, 34, admitted that he had 57 grams of fentanyl and 67 grams of heroin that he had planned to distribute in August 2016. He entered a guilty plea in September. Brown was sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin.

He was convicted in 2010 of attempting to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

Steven Harvey, 33, was sentenced to 18 years and four months in prison and eight years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute heroin. Harvey was found in June with 798 grams of heroin that he intended to distribute, according to the news release. He pleaded guilty in September.

A fourth man, Christopher D. Washington, 23, was with Harvey and had a .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol. He was sentenced to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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