Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 210 Months for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

For Immediate Release

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Cincinnati man, Carlos Edward Thurman, Jr., 40, was sentenced on Thursday, to 210 months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.

According to court documents, from May 1, 2020 through June 2, 2021, Thurman conspired with his co-defendants, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.  Law enforcement made several controlled purchases from Thurman and his co-defendants and found two firearms and more than $17,000 in cash from residences connected to Thurman.

Thurman had previously been convicted in July 2016 of Trafficking in Heroin in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Under federal law, Thurman must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years.

Thurman’s co-defendants, Mario Renard Baker, 44, Edward Allen Mashburn Jr., 49, Maurice Lamont Raysor, 45, Romeo Jawan Richardson, 33, and Antoine Martez Williams, 38, have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; and Michael E. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

The case was investigated under the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF).  OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach.

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