Cincinnati Man Convicted for Conspiring to Distribute Controlled Substances

A Cincinnati man has been convicted by a federal jury in Covington for conspiring with intent to distribute controlled substances. Trontez Mahaffey, 23, was indicted for conspiring with 21-year-old Tyra Nelson, both of Cincinnati, and other to possess and distribute marijuana and methamphetamine, which they transported in their luggage from Phoenix, Arizona to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport on September 8, 2017. According to testimony at trial, Mahaffey and Nelson were drug couriers for a drug organization with connections in Evansville, Indiana and Phoenix, Arizona. Nelson pleaded guilty prior to trial. Mahaffey will appear for sentencing on March 9, 2019 and Nelson will appear for sentencing April 4, 2019.

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