LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Lexington man was sentenced Monday to time in federal prison after an armed fentanyl trafficking investigation.

The Department of Justice said 32-year-old Antuan Lamont Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 400 grams of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Jackson pleaded guilty in October 2022.


According to a news release, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Jackson’s vehicle on Dec. 14, 2021, and recovered a 9-millimeter pistol and three wrapped baggies of fentanyl. A search of Jackson’s home found three other firearms and 120 grams of fentanyl, digital scales, various drug trafficking paraphernalia, and $50,000 in cash.

Jackson admitted to conspiring to distribute 400 grams of fentanyl, possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking.