Suspect in Lexington’s Largest Fentanyl Seizure Pleads Guilty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington man faces a minimum of 10 years in prison after admitting in federal court that he intended to distribute large quantities of fentanyl in Fayette County, according to prosecutors.

On Monday, 56-year old William P. Dixon, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to the U.S. Attorney.

Dixon admitted that, in July of this year, Lexington Police conducted a search at his residence and discovered approximately 120 grams of fentanyl, according to prosecutors.

The officers say they also located more than 60 grams of heroin.

Dixon admitted that he had been selling heroin from his residence, according to prosecutors.

U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey; Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Mark Barnard, Chief of Lexington Police, jointly made
the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by Lexington Police and the DEA.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cindy Rieker is prosecuting this case on behalf of the federal government.

Any sentence imposed by the Court would come after careful considers the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the applicable statutes.

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