Ohio Man Sentenced to 126 Months for Trafficking LSD

For Immediate Release

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Cincinnati man, Kyle A. Vanderpool, 36, was sentenced on Thursday, to 126 months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, for possession with the intent to distribute 10 grams or more of LSD.

According to his plea agreement, law enforcement received a report that an identified drug trafficker was traveling to Northern Kentucky to meet a source of supply.  Law enforcement observed the individual meet with Vanderpool on July 26, 2021.  A drug dog alerted for the presence of drugs in Vanderpool’s vehicle.  Law enforcement then searched the car and discovered $26,642 in cash and various controlled substances, including 8100 doses of LSD on blotter paper, over 33 grams of liquid LSD, and 20.6 grams of ketamine.

Under federal law, Vanderpool 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; and Erek Davodowich, Acting Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Louisville Field Division; jointly announced the sentence.

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

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