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Covington Man Sentenced to 117 Months for Distributing Crack Cocaine

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2010
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

COVINGTON—Hamed Abdullah, 34, of Covington, Ky., was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves to 117 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine in Covington.

In May of 2010, Abdullah pleaded guilty to this charge and admitted that he distributed between 50 and 150 grams of crack cocaine. Abdullah has a significant criminal history that includes a prior federal conviction for distribution of cocaine base in 2004. Of the 117 months, 96 months are for the crack cocaine distribution and 21 months are for violating his supervised release from a prior conviction.

Abdullah was initially charged in December of 2009.

Under federal law, Abdullah must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for eight 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 after the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Covington Police Department. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony J. Bracke.

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