Lexington Man Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl and Illegal Possession of Firearms

For Immediate Release

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Lexington man, Ivan J. Satterfield, 30, was sentenced on Wednesday, by U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, to 72 months in prison, for five counts of possession of firearms by a prohibited person, two counts of distribution of fentanyl, and one count of distribution of fluorofentanyl.  

According to his plea agreement, between April 14 and October 31, 2022, law enforcement utilized confidential informants to make multiple firearm and controlled substance purchases from Satterfield, which included purchases of fentanyl, cocaine, and fluorofentanyl, as well as the purchase of six firearms.

Satterfield knew he had prior felony convictions, for receiving stolen property under $10,000 from Fayette Circuit Court in July 2016 and for theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 from Nelson Circuit Court in November 2013, and was prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

Under federal law, Satterfield 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 three years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Louisville Field Office; and Phillip J. Burnett, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police (KSP), jointly announced the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF and KSP.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Paco Villalobos is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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