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Covington Heroin Dealer Gets 15-Year Recommended Sentence

A Covington heroin dealer was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Willie A. White, 38, was convicted of first degree trafficking heroin.

The investigation started in January of last year when Covington Police Department's D-Team and Detective Anthony Jansen, Jr., used a confidential informant to make controlled purchases of heroin from a suspect they knew as "Manny".

Manny turned out to be White, and sold heroin to the informant on January 9, 11, 13, and 16, 2017, at least once in an alley off Euclid Avenue. White was arrested and later indicted by the Kenton County Grand Jury.

A trial started on May 1.

The jury deliberated for a short time before finding White guilty. In addition to recommended a 15-year prison sentence, the jury also convicted White of being a persistent felony offender.

Judge Patricia Summe will sentence White next month. If she holds up the 15-year sentence, White will have to serve at least ten years before being eligible for parole.

-Staff report

Photo: Willie White (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)