FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2014
HUNTINGTON WOMAN SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS FOR ROLE IN HEROIN TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
Huntington, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Kimberly Gayle Hamlett, 35, of Huntington, West Virginia was sentenced in federal court in Huntington by Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers to four years of imprisonment for distribution of heroin. Hamlett, who pled guilty in November of 2013, admitted that she sold heroin to a confidential informant on May 27, 2013. The sale took place near the Speedway located at 16th Street and 6th Avenue in Huntington. As part of her plea, Hamlett also admitted that she was involved in a conspiracy to sell oxycodone pills and heroin for other individuals. That conspiracy lasted from at least 2011 through August 8, 2013. Ms. Hamlett made deliveries of drugs and provided places for others to store and sell drugs. Firearms were also kept at those locations.
This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.