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September 22, 2016  
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Kentucky Man Indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

SEP 22 (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – William S. Dixon, 55, was indicted on September 9, 2016, by a federal grand jury, for one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and one count of possession with intent to distribute acetyl fentanyl, fentanyl and heroin.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Detroit Field Division, and Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard, made the announcement today. 

According to the indictment, in July of 2016, Lexington Police conducted a search at Dixon’s residence and discovered at least 40 grams of pure fentanyl. 

“We are fortunate to have seized this fentanyl before it was distributed,” said Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  “Minute quantities of fentanyl can be deadly. Given the damage fentanyl has caused in central Kentucky, it’s staggering to consider the harm that would have been done by these drugs on the streets of our community.” Dixon is an employee of the Lexington’s Division of Water Quality. He is currently on paid leave due to an on-the-job injury that occurred in April.

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.  If convicted, Dixon faces a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison. 



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