Woodford County Man Sentenced for Armed Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Versailles, Ky., man, Anthony Travon Garrett, 31, was sentenced on Wednesday, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, to 240 months in prison, for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to his plea agreement, on March 30, 2022, law enforcement arranged a controlled purchase of approximately two pounds of methamphetamine and one ounce of fentanyl, to be delivered by Garrett.  He was approached by law enforcement and was found in possession of the drugs and also found in possession of a loaded firearm, under the driver’s seat of his vehicle.  Three additional firearms, pressed fentanyl pills, a fentanyl press, digital scales, and additional drug trafficking paraphernalia were then discovered at a residence where Garrett resided.   

Under federal law, Garrett 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, DEA, Louisville Field Division; Phillip J. Burnett, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police (KSP); and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department, jointly announced the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA, KSP, and Lexington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger West prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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