Court documents link man to Kentucky overdoses

Federal court documents say a man has been arrested in Cincinnati in connection with up to a dozen drug overdoses in central Kentucky last week.
    
Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Lexington show a hearing is scheduled Wednesday for Robert Lee Shields, who is charged with conspiring to distribute the controlled substance fentanyl. An affidavit said Shields was arrested Friday.
    
Shields appeared before a magistrate judge Monday. Neither defense attorney Patrick F. Nash nor the prosecutor’s office returned emails seeking comment.
    
The Lexington Herald-Leader first reported Shields’ arrest.
    
The affidavit said police reported there were 10 to 12 overdoses in Montgomery County last Wednesday and Thursday, including at least one victim who died. Spikes in heroin overdoses were reported around the same time in Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.

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