Christian County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Hopkinsville, Ky., man, Veontae Leemond Lewis, 32, was sentenced on Thursday, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, to 138 months in prison, for possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.

According to his plea agreement, on September 4, 2023, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a car operated by Lewis.  Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer smelled marijuana and asked Lewis to step out of the car.  The officer located approximately five pounds of methamphetamine in a bag, two marijuana cigarettes, and $907 in cash.

Under federal law, Lewis 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, Erek Davodowich, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Detroit Field Division; Orville O. Greene, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; and Chief Kyle Rader, Erlanger Police Department, jointly announced the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA and Erlanger Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Winslow is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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