Cincinnati Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking Leading to Overdose Death of Kentucky Inmate

A Cincinnati man has been sentenced for causing the fatal overdose death of an inmate at a Kentucky Jail. Johnny Shelton, 41, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, for conspiring to distribute carfentanil, resulting in death. According to testimony at trial, Shelton led a conspiracy to smuggle the powerful opioid into the Boone County Jail Work Camp on or about October 15, 2016. Evidence revealed that fellow inmate Timothy Marcum consumed some of the carfentanil and died. Other members of the conspiracy, Chad Prodoehl, was sentenced to 300 months in prison, and Gordon Wanser was sentenced to 43 months in prison.

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