Michigan Man Convicted In Kentucky Overdose Death

Lexington, KY — A Michigan man has been convicted of conspiring to distribute both oxycodone and fentanyl and distribution of fentanyl resulting in an overdose death of an Army veteran in Kentucky. A federal jury in Lexington convicted 43-year-old Shannon D. Hixon of Detroit. According to the evidence at trial, Hixon supplied thousands of Oxycodone 30 mg tablets to two individuals in Lexington, which were then transported to Morehead and Salyersville and sold to lower-level dealers and users. Additionally, the testimony established that Hixon supplied heroin and fentanyl to a group of users in Lexington. This included supplying a lethal quantity of fentanyl to a middleman who then distributed it to an Army veteran in Rehab, causing the overdose death. Hixon is scheduled to appear for sentencing on November 8th. He faces a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of Life in prison.