Two were sentenced to federal prison on Monday after pleading guilty in Boyd County to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, according to the Department of Justice.
Demetre Brown-Lovelace, 27, of Belleville, Mich., was sentenced to ten years in federal prison and Noelle Tufts, 24, of Ironton, Ohio, was sentenced to five years, according to a news release from the office of Robert Duncan, U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Kentucky.
Brown-Lovelace and Tufts admitted to conspiring in April 2017 to distribute 209 grams of fentanyl, according to the news release. Fentanyl can be fatal even in small doses.
Brown-Lovelace was convicted in 2016 in Boyd County for trafficking heroin, according to the news release.
Tufts and Brown-Lovelace must serve at lease 85 percent of their prison sentences, according to the news release. Upon release, Tufts will be under supervised probation for four years, and Brown-Lovelace will be supervised for eight years.