Boone County Man Sentenced to 136 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Union, Ky., man, Paul Marcus Sitavich, 42, was sentenced on Thursday, to 136 months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to his plea agreement, in January 2023, Sitavich sold approximately 3.495 grams of methamphetamine to an informant, which was observed by law enforcement.  Then, on February 14, 2023, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Sitavich.  After a drug dog indicated that narcotics were present, law enforcement searched the vehicle and found approximately 58.1 grams of pure methamphetamine, as well as a digital scale, empty bags, and other drug trafficking paraphernalia.  Sitavich later admitted to selling controlled substances to make money, during a recorded video visit while in the Boone County Jail.

Under federal law, Sitavich 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 five years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; J. Todd Scott, Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Louisville Field Division; and Chief Tom Grau, Florence Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Florence Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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