Indiana Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Traffic Fentanyl Pills

For Immediate Release

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
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COVINGTON, Ky. – A Columbus, Ind. man, Raymond Anderson, 40, was sentenced last week, by U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, to 132 months in prison, for his part in a drug trafficking conspiracy involving over 5,000 fentanyl pills that were pressed to appear as oxycodone pills.

According to his plea agreement, between June 5 and June 8, 2023, Raymond Anderson conspired with Dominic Anderson, his cousin and co-defendant, and others to possess with intent to distribute over 400 grams of a mixture of substance containing fentanyl.  On June 7, 2023, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) intercepted a package that contained over 5,000 fentanyl pills before it could be delivered to a residence in Erlanger.  The next day law enforcement conducted a controlled delivery of the package to that residence.  David Bradford, another co-defendant, and Dominic Anderson were arrested after each attempted to take possession of the package.  Evidence revealed that Raymond Anderson had also been conspiring with Dominic Anderson, and others, to receive the package for subsequent distribution of the drugs inside. 

Dominic Anderson was previously sentenced to 170 months in prison.  Bradford was previously sentenced to 60 months.

Under federal law, Bradford and each of the Andersons must serve 85 percent of their prison sentences.  Upon their release from prison, the Andersons will each be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.  Bradford will be supervised for six years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Lesley Allison, Special Agent in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service, Pittsburgh Field Division; and Erek Davodowich, Acting Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Louisville Field Division, jointly announced the sentence.

The Investigation was conducted by the USPIS, NKDSF, and DEA.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Spievack is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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