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Man sentenced for drug trafficking in N. Ky.

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Mitchell Blankumsee, 35 (Source: Campbell Co. Detention Center) Mitchell Blankumsee, 35 (Source: Campbell Co. Detention Center)
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

A Cincinnati man was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for drug trafficking and possessing a firearm to assist him in doing so.

Mitchell Blankumsee, 35, was sentenced on Wednesday to federal prison after admitting to distributing and selling heroin in Newport last July.

Authorities say he also possessed crack cocaine and a loaded firearm at the him of his arrest on August 29, 2012.

Blankumsee was previously convicted of selling crack cocaine in Kenton County in 1998, possession of cocaine in Hamilton County in 1999 and trafficking cocaine in Campbell County in 2005. 

Officials say he was released from prison for his 2005 conviction shortly before committing his most recent offence.

Blankumsee received a heavy sentence because he qualifies as a 'career offender', meaning he had two or more drug trafficking convictions prior this one.

He was officials sentenced to 262 months in prison and placed on supervised release for five years after his prison term.

He must serve at least 85% of his prison sentence under federal law.

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