COVINGTON, Ky. - A Cincinnati man, Dontez Justice, 33, was sentenced to 192 months in federal prison on Friday, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to Justice’s plea agreement, on October 17, 2019, a cooperating source working with law enforcement arranged a purchase of methamphetamine from Justice. Justice admitted that he was on the way to deliver the methamphetamine when law enforcement found the methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Law enforcement seized 26.3 grams of actual methamphetamine.
Justice further admitted in his plea agreement that he has two, prior drug trafficking convictions, having previously been convicted of trafficking in cocaine in both Campbell and Kenton counties.
Justice pleaded guilty to the federal charge in August 2020.
Under federal law, Justice must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for eight years, following his release
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Keith Martin, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; jointly announced the sentencing.
The investigation was conducted by the DEA. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elaine Leonhard.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.
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