Thompson sentenced to 3 years
by Ron Gregory
Huntington — A Huntington woman caught selling heroin in Huntington in 2018 was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart.
Tonya Lynn Thompson, 37, previously entered a guilty plea to distributing heroin.
“Thompson was selling a number of deadly drugs from her Huntington residence,” said Stuart. “As a result of the good work of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department, she will now reside in a federal prison.”
On July 11, 2018, an informant working at the direction of the Cabell County Sheriff’s Department went to Thompson’s residence located at 831 15th Street in Huntington to purchase heroin. Inside the residence, Thompson sold the informant heroin in exchange for $140. Thompson also admitted as part of her plea agreement that she assisted in the sale of fentanyl to an informant the prior day at her residence.
On July 16, 2018, deputies executed a search warrant at Thompson’s residence. During the search, deputies recovered approximately 12 grams of fentanyl and approximately 48 grams of methamphetamine. Also as part of her plea agreement, Thompson admitted that she distributed fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine in Huntington between July of 2017 and July of 2018. Thompson further admitted that she allowed others to stay in her residence for the purpose of storing and selling drugs.
The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled the prosecution. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.