Detroit man gets 15 years in prison on drug charges from Lexington bust

Norshawn Duplessis
Norshawn Duplessis

A Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday on drug charges in Kentucky.

Norshawn Michael Duplessis, 40, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, possession of a firearm, and drug trafficking, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Duplessis admitted that he possessed more than 400 grams of heroin and intended to distribute it, and had a .38 caliber pistol.

The heroin, the firearm and $57,000 were found during a search of Duplessis' Lexington apartment. He pleaded guilty to the drug charge in July and to the gun charge in September, the release said. Duplessis must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

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