LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Boyle County man was sentenced to 27-years in federal prison for dealing drugs linked to overdose deaths.
Federal prosecutors say 46-year old Carl Wayne Bartleson, Jr., of Danville, dealt heroin, fentanyl and acrylfentanyl, which is more potent than fentanyl.
In February 2017, there were three overdose deaths in Boyle County. Several other people in the county overdosed during that same time, but survived, according to investigators.
The spike in overdoses led the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office to combine forces with the DEA, to determine the source of the drugs.
The joint investigation led to the arrest, indictment and ultimate conviction of Bartleson.