COVINGTON, Ky.— Quinn R. Turner, 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison on Friday, by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Turner was convicted on September 17, 2020 after a three-day jury trial. Evidence at trial showed that Turner led a conspiracy responsible for distributing multiple kilograms of crystal methamphetamine during 2018. He was arrested with a loaded handgun while attempting to sell a pound of methamphetamine in Warsaw, Kentucky on October 3, 2018. Turner has a prior conviction for armed bank robbery and was released from prison less than a year before committing these crimes.
Turner was indicted in December 2018. He was the final member of the conspiracy to be sentenced. Turner’s co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and were sentenced in October 2020. Ashley Daugherty received 60 months in prison and Laura West received 42 months in prison.
Under federal law, Turner must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Keith Martin, Special Agent in Charge, DEA Detroit Field Division; and Director Christopher Conners, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the DEA and the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kyle Winslow and Tony Bracke.
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