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Lexington Man Gets 24 Years For Drugs, Money Laundering

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute drugs and money laundering.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky said the June 2016 raid on 46-year-old Ansar I. McIver residence resulted in the what was at the time the largest seizure of fentanyl in the district.

McIver also was fined and must forfeit more than $586,000 in cash.

According to authorities, McIver admitted to working with others in January 2017 to bring large quantities of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in “from the southwest United States.”

The drugs were being brought in via passenger vehicles, and on May 18, 2017, Lexington police found about 6 kilograms of cocaine during a traffic stop.

A search of McIver’s residence followed in June, during which authorities seized large quantities of drugs and cash.

McIver pleaded guilty to charges in January 2018. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence under federal law and will face 10 years of supervised probation upon release.

 

David Nichols

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