Cincinnati man sentenced to 25 years for selling fentanyl that led to NKY overdose

Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 16:59:34-05

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A federal judge sentenced a Cincinnati man Thursday to 25 years in prison for selling fentanyl that resulted in a near-fatal overdose.

Antoine Dudley, 32, pleaded guilty mid-trial in October to distribution of fentanyl causing serious bodily injury. He regularly sold both heroin and fentanyl throughout Northern Kentucky, according to testimony at the trial.

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One person who used fentanyl sold by Dudley on Nov. 21, 2014 stopped breathing, according to evidence from the trial. Covington paramedics revived the person with multiple doses of Narcan.

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar gave Dudley the 300-month sentence Thursday. Dudley will serve at least 85 percent of the prison sentence and will remain on supervised release for 15 years after he leaves prison.