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Men Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 27, 2010
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

COVINGTON, KY—Carl Hills, 26, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base by United States District Court Judge David L. Bunning. A co-defendant, Estill Davidson, III, 19, of Verona, Ky. was sentenced to 72 months in prison for this offense and for failure to appear in court.

They were indicted in April of 2010. Hills pled guilty in June of 2010, and Davidson entered a guilty plea in August of 2010. They admitted to working together to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine base in Northern Kentucky from August of 2009, through November of 2009.

Under federal law, each defendant must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Elizabeth A. Fries, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement today.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony J. Bracke.