Lexington Man, Christopher Lovings Sentenced to 71 Months for Fentanyl and Cocaine Trafficking and Illegal Gun Possession
LEXINGTON, KY (STL.News) A Lexington man, Christopher Lovings, 36, was sentenced to ____ months in federal prison on Thursday, before Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
According to his plea agreement, on January 28, 2019, law enforcement observed a vehicle matching reports of a stolen vehicle at a gas station on Versailles Road in Lexington. Lovings was identified as the driver. Law enforcement located approximately four grams of crack cocaine and approximately eight grams of fentanyl on Lovings, along with a handgun under the drivers’ seat. Lovings admitted to being in possession of the drugs with intent to distribute and further admitted to being in possession of the firearm as a convicted felon.
Lovings was previously convicted of a felony in 2006 and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Under federal law, Lovings must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years, following his release.