Lexington Man Sentenced to 100 Months for Fentanyl Trafficking and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Eyron Smith, 31, of Lexington, was sentenced in federal court on Monday, to 100 months in prison, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to his plea agreement, on November 5, 2021, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Smith’s residence and vehicle and found him in possession of a loaded pistol and bags of heroin and fentanyl. Smith admitted that he possessed the drugs, and that he was a convicted felon and could not posses a firearm.

Smith pleaded guilty to the current charges in July 2022. Smith was previously convicted of complicity to wit reckless homicide in November 2016.

Under federal law, Smith must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon his release, he will be under supervision by the U.S. Probation Office for five years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Office; Lawrence Weathers, Chief of the Lexington Police Department; and Todd Justice, Chief of the Nicholasville Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by ATF, Lexington Police Department, and Nicholasville Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia Rieker.

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