Richmond man faces life in prison after meth-trafficking conviction

COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After less than two hours of deliberation following a four-day trial, a 35-year-old Richmond man was convicted by a federal jury of trafficking methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to prosecutors.

Lavone Dixon was indicted in January 2020. His co-defendant, Tiffany Thompson, is awaiting a separate trial.

According to testimony at the trial, on September 17, 2019, Dixon traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to pick up more than three ounces of crystal meth for distribution. He was arrested in Grant County, Ky., on his way back to Richmond.

Agents executed a search warrant at Dixon’s home on Sept. 22, 2019, and found three concealed firearms, according to prosecutors. Since Dixon was already a convicted felon, he couldn’t legally have the guns.

Testimony at the trial also indicated Dixon traveled to Dayton for meth and heroin, multiple times, and distributed the drugs in the Richmond-area, according to prosecutors.

Dixon is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 7, 2021. He faces up to life in prison.

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