A Covington couple has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin in Northern Kentucky.
U.S. District Judge, David Bunning, sentenced William Lovelace, 25, to 90 months in prison for conspiring and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Tonia Cross received 24-months for conspiracy.
Lovelace and Cross pleaded guilty in January and admitted they conspired to distribute heroin in Campbell and Kenton Counties.
Authorities arrested Cross and Lovelace on Aug. 16, 2014, after police say they observed Lovelace armed with a handgun and selling heroin.
Lovelace will serve 10 years of supervised release after being released. Cross will serve three.