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Covington Man Gets 20 Years for Selling Fatal Dose of Heroin

It is a sentence of twenty years in prison for a Covington man who pleaded guilty to selling a dose of heroin that killed its buyer last year.

Timothy Tingle-Brown pleaded guilty to the charge in June, shortly after a jury was selected to hear his case in federal court.

Judge David Bunning handed down his sentence on Tuesday. Tingle-Brown, 29, must serve at least 85% of his sentence. According to court records, Tingle-Brown admitted to selling the fatal dose of heroin to a man at an apartment in Taylor Mill. That man later died from an overdose. Taylor Mill Police Sergeant/Detective Patrick Reis partnered with the US Attorney's Office to facilitate the prosecution of Tingle-Brown at the federal level.

It was the first prosecution of its kind in Northern Kentucky. 

Kerry B. Harvey, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James V. Allen, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Detroit Field Division, Drug Enforcement Agency, jointly announced the sentence on Tuesday.

The investigation was handled by Taylor Mill Police, the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office, and the DEA. The case was prosecuted by assistant US Attorney Tony Bracke.

-Staff report

Photo: Timothy Tingle-Brown/provided