Detroit man sentenced to 87 months for drug trafficking

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to the United States Department of Justice, 37 year-old Vincent Edge of Detroit will spend 87 months in federal prison.

United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves ordered the sentencing Monday.

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Edge will serve time for conspiring to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone and is ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

In early 2016, Edge previously admitted coming to the Richmond and Morehead, Kentucky to sell fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone.

He admitted he supplied oxycodone to drug dealers in Morehead.

Edge leased an apartment in Richmond and sold fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone from the residence.

Law enforcement agents purchased fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone from Edge, in September of 2016.

Edge also recruited other drug dealers from Detroit to live at his Richmond apartment and sell the drugs in the area.

Edge supplied the drugs to local sellers and took the profits back to Detroit.

A search warrant was executed at the apartment on December 8, 2016 by state and federal law enforcement agencies.

There law enforcement recovered drug proceeds, fentanyl, heroin, and oxycodone.

Edge was arrested in Northern Ohio and pleaded guilty to the federal charge in April 2018.

Under federal law, Edge must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years.