Cincinnati Man Gets 15+ Years for Selling Meth in Covington

A Cincinnati man was sentenced to 188 months, more than fifteen years in prison, for distribution of fifty grams or more of crystal methamphetamine.

Kevin A. Howard, 35, pleaded guilty to charges in federal court.

He was sentenced Thursday.

According to federal prosecutors, Howard distributed more than fifty grams of meth on January 16 and 22 to an individual in Covington for $1,400.

That individual turned out to be an undercover agent with the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force.

Officers obtained a search warrant after the second sale, and investigated Howard's Cincinnati home where an additional 444 grams of crystal methamphetamine was seized, along with two firearms. 

Howard must serve 85 percent of his sentence under federal law. He will be under U.S. Probation supervision for five years upon release.

-Staff report