Mt. Sterling man sentenced for role in fatal jailhouse overdose

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Mt. Sterling man has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for distribution of Fentanyl that caused a deadly overdose in the Mongtomery County Regional Jail, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced 27-year-old Kloud Logan Jones Friday to 30 years in federal prison for distributing fentanyl that caused a death.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jones pleaded guilty to the charge.

He admitted on November 23, 2017 he gave the drug to a fellow inmate at the Montgomery County Regional Jail. There is surveillance video showing the exchange.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says under federal law, Jones will have to serve 85% of his sentence.

When he gets out of prison, he’ll be under the U.S. Probabtion Office’s supervision for three years.

“We continue to confront the tragedy of the opioid epidemic,” said Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. “Those who distribute these dangerous drugs need to understand that we are committed to combatting this problem, to using all the tools available to us, and to prosecuting those who further this loss of life through their criminal conduct. This conduct has serious consequences and we will be vigilant in our efforts to confront this challenge.”

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