Covington man faces 20 years to life for selling heroin that resulted in death

COVINGTON, Ky. – A local man faces the possibility of 20-years to life in prison after he admitted to selling heroin that led to another man’s death.

Timothy Tingle-Brown, 29, of Covington, pled guilty Monday to a charge of distributing heroin that resulted in death in a federal courtroom in Covington.

“This case exemplifies the commitment of our office and our law enforcement partners to the fight against heroin trafficking,” said Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Kentucky. “Others who are tempted to engage in this destructive behavior should take heed of the price to be paid.”

Tingle-Brown’s plea stemmed from the April 20, 2013 overdose death of a man in Taylor Mill, Ky. after that man bought the powerful narcotic from Tingle-Brown.

A federal grand jury indicted Tingle-Brown on Sept. 12, 2013.  Jury selection for his trial began June 20. Tingle-Brown entered his plea before questioning of witnesses began.

Tingle-Brown is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 30. He faces a minimum sentence of 20-years to life in prison and a maximum fine of $1 million.

Once released Tingle-Brown would be placed on at least three-years supervised release, according to federal guidelines.

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