COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Cincinnati, Ohio man has been sentenced to 300 months in federal prison for selling fentanyl that resulted in a near-fatal overdose.
On Thursday, 32-year Antoine Dudley was sentenced for distribution of fentanyl causing serious bodily injury, according to prosecutors.
Dudley must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be on supervised release for fifteen years after he completes his prison sentence, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Dudley pleaded guilty on October 27, 2016 in the middle of his trial.
According to testimony at trial, Dudley regularly sold both heroin and fentanyl to multiple customers throughout Northern Kentucky, between September 1, 2014 and his arrest on May 8, 2015.
Evidence also showed that he distributed fentanyl, on November 21, 2014 in Covington, that caused the user to overdose and stop
breathing, according to prosecutors.
Paramedics of the Covington Fire Department responded to the call and were able to revive the victim of the overdose through repeated administration of naloxone (Narcan®).
The victim has made a full recovery, but evidence showed that she would have died if not for the actions of the
responding paramedics, according to authorities.