Repeat drug trafficker sentenced to 15 years in prison

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) A 35-year-old Lexington man who was no stranger to drug agents is sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on drug trafficking in weapons charges.

Raymond Cong Duong was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell to 180 months in federal prison, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm during drug trafficking.

According to his plea agreement, Lexington Police executed a search warrant at Duong’s residence, on January 22, 2019, seizing 138 grams of fentanyl, 28 grams of methamphetamine, several small baggies of heroin, eight firearms, cash, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

According to federal prosecutors, Duong admitted drugs were his and that he sold them to others. He also confessed to owning the guns.

Duong has two prior felony convictions for drug trafficking, one from Jefferson County in 2011 and one from Fayette County in 2012. He had bee paroled the year before his arrest in this case, according to online Department of Corrections records.

Duong pleaded guilty in January 2020.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; J. Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Louisville Field Division; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Louisville Field Division; Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Kentucky State Police; and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department; jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA, ATF, KSP, and Lexington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kiebler.

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