A Dayton man was sentenced Friday in US District Court to 90 months in prison for possession with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
Clinton County Sheriff Ralph D. Fizer Jr. along with US Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Banjamin Glassman, Acting Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis, US Homeland Security Investigations, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and other members of the Sheriff’s RANGE Task Force, and members of the Miami Valley Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force announced the decision, handed down by US District Judge Thomas Rose.
According to police, on May 4, 2016 Keon Rutledge, 35, received nearly 2,000 grams of cocaine at a business on Salem Avenue in Dayton, which was within 1,000 feet of a private middle school.
A second search warrant was executed at Rutledge’s home on Riverview Terrace, where a bulletproof vest and an additional amount of cocaine and firearms were recovered. Those items were forfeited, along with $2,300 in cash.
Rutledge pleaded guilty on Dec. 7 to once count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.