Two men were sentenced Thursday in federal court in Covington for conspiring to distribute heroin in the Kenton County area.
U.S. District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced Rashad Ross, 34, to 74 months in prison and Antwan Wills, 29, to 37 months, according to the office of Kerry Harvey, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Ross and Wills were criminally charged after U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found about 77 grams of heroin in a package from Mexico that was addressed to an Elsmere residence in September 2010.
Undercover agents delivered the package without the heroin. Curtis Widner, who lived at the Elsmere address, was arrested after accepting the package. Investigators learned that Wills and Ross arranged for Widner to accept the heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Widner was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison in May for his part in the scheme.
Wills and Ross, both of Covington, will have to serve at least 85 percent of their sentences. and will be on supervised release for six years after that.