Detroit man convicted in connection to drug overdose

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Hearing delayed for judge accused of misconduct
Hearing delayed for judge accused of misconduct

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Detroit man was convicted by a federal jury in Lexington of conspiring to distribute both oxycodone and fentanyl that resulted in an overdose death.

According to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, 43-year-old Shannon D. Hixon supplied thousands of oxycodone to two people in Lexington, which were then taken to Morehead and Salyersville and sold to lower-level dealers and users.

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Prosecutors say Hixon also supplied heroin and fentanyl to a group of users in Lexington. This included supplying a lethal quantity of fentanyl to a dealer who sold it to an Army veteran in rehab, causing his overdose death.

Hixon is scheduled to be sentenced on November 8. He faces a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of life in prison.