Man sentenced to 10 years in overdose death

Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 16:33:13-05

CINCINNATI – A man who supplied the drugs in another man’s overdose death was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday, according to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil.

Kenneth Gentry, 32, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and drug trafficking in connection to the death of 38-year-old Scott Kehrer of Arlington Heights.

Kehrer was found unconscious in a Lockland residence in January. He was hospitalized and later died as a result of an overdose on fentanyl, a pain medication that is similar to heroin but more powerful.

Investigators later identified Gentry as having supplied Kehrer with the fentanyl.

Gentry and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Leeanna Bowling, were both arrested and indicted for possession and trafficking in drugs. Bowling pleaded guilty to two counts of drug trafficking and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Local law enforcement officials have been increasing their efforts to prosecute the people who supply the drugs in overdose deaths. Also Wednesday, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted two women accused of supplying heroin connected to overdose deaths.