Cincinnati Man Sentenced for Distributing Carfentanil Resulting in Death in Kentucky

A Cincinnati man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for distributing Carfentanil that resulted in death. Robert Lee Shields, 30, was sentenced on Friday, January 26, 2018 to serve two terms of life imprisonment. Shields was convicted after a jury trial in Lexington in July 2017 of all counts, including conspiracy to distribute carfentanil, fentanyl, and heroin, distribution of carfentanil resulting in death and distribution, and distribution of carfentanil resulting in serious bodily harm. The charges resulted from multiple near-fatal overdoses and one fatal overdose in Montgomery County in August 2016.

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