Danville woman sentenced for armed drug trafficking

Published 8:01 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tanisha R. Berry, 37, of Danville, has been sentenced to 138 months in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and more than 40 grams of fentanyl, as well as possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, by Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood.

On Nov. 24, 2018, the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office began investigating drug distribution activity at Berry’s residence. The next day, a search warrant was executed at her home on Earl Street, while she was present. The search of her bedroom yielded 487 grams of meth and 66.7 grams of fentanyl. Underneath the mattress, in close proximity to the drugs, deputies located a loaded .380 caliber pistol. Deputies also located $4,179 in drug proceeds.

At the time of the arrest, Boyle County Sheriff Derek Robbins said it was the largest amount of drugs they had seen in a long time.

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When Berry was served the federal indictment in March of this year, officers also found more drugs in her possession, according to an article in The Advocate-Messenger.

The investigation was conducted by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger W. West.

The sentence was jointly announced by Robert M. Duncan, Jr., U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Derek Robbins, Boyle County sheriff; and Dan Dodds, acting special agent in charge, DEA Louisville Field Division.