Kenton County Woman Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release

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

COVINGTON, Ky. – An Elsemere, Ky., woman, Nalisha Nichole Stewart, 38, was sentenced on Thursday, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, to 126 months in prison, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to her plea agreement, in May and June 2023, law enforcement coordinated two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Stewart.  The first purchase was tested to contain approximately 29.2 grams of methamphetamine.  Before the second controlled purchase, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Stewart’s vehicle and recovered an additional 24.832 grams of methamphetamine.

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

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Orville O. Greene, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; and Chief Jeff Mallery, Florence Police Department, jointly announced the sentencing.

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

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