A Henderson man pleaded guilty Wednesday in United States District Court in Owensboro to two counts of distributing fentanyl leading to death, said a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Kentucky.
Elijah Lovell, 20, is scheduled to be sentenced on April 17, said the release.
The minimum sentence Lovell faces is 20 years in prison, while the maximum is life, said the release.
The release said court documents show Lovell distributed fentanyl between Dec. 27, 2021, and Jan. 31, 2022, that led to the death of a person. On May 5, 2022, Lovell distributed fentanyl that led to the death of another person, said the release.
The Henderson Police Department and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case, the release said. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Dahl is prosecuting, said the release.
There is no parole in the federal system.