Four face life in prison after inmate overdoses

Four face life in prison after inmate overdoses

KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - A Cincinnati man faces life in prison after he admitted to providing drugs to a woman in jail who subsequently overdosed from those drugs, according to Kerry Harvey the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Howard admitted that he sold heroin to co-defendant Kimberly Mullins, knowing that Mullins could arrange to get the drugs to Jamie Green. Green was incarcerated at the Kenton County Detention Center.

Howard, 41, further admitted that on Sept. 4, 2015 he gave Mullins what be believed to be heroin to get to Green. Harvey said the substance actually had a combination of fentanyl and morphine.

Green took the drugs and died of an overdose on Sept. 5, 2015.

Howard and Mullins were charged with their involvement in the conspiracy in November or 2015. Two other women who were inmates at the jail, Lynnette Ball and Lisa Lattimore, were also charged in helping provide the drugs to Green.

Mullins, Ball and Lattimore all pleaded guilty earlier this year.

Howard is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 23, 2016.

Howard, Mullins, Ball and Lattimore all face life in prison.

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