Richmond Man Sentenced to 312 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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COVINGTON, Ky.A Richmond, Kentucky man, Lavone Dixon, 36, was sentenced to 312 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to testimony at his trial, on September 17, 2019, Dixon traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to pick up more than three ounces of crystal methamphetamine for distribution.  He was arrested in Grant County, Kentucky, while in route to Richmond with the methamphetamine. Agents executed a search warrant on Dixon’s residence and located three firearms concealed inside.  Dixon was a convicted felon at the time of these offenses and was prohibited from possessing firearms.  Testimony indicated that Dixon had, several times a month since 2016, traveled to Dayton for large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin and distributed those drugs in the Richmond area. 

Dixon was convicted of the charges in May 2021.

Under federal law, Dixon must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years, following his release. 

Carlton S. Shier IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Col. Phillip Burnett, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Kentucky State Police, Gateway Area Drug Task Force and the Madison County Drug Task Force, and the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force. The United States was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.  

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