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Mongomery Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama

       Montgomery, Alabama – Lamont Raynell Thompson (34), of Montgomery, Alabama pled guilty earlier today to a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced A. Clark Morris, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

       According to court documents, Thompson possessed and distributed heroin in the Montgomery area. His indictment alleges that Thompson distributed heroin on four separate occasions in 2014. Then, on December 2, 2014, law enforcement recovered more heroin from his residence. Today, Thompson admitted to possession with intent to distribute the heroin recovered from his residence.

       Thompson is currently facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for this offense. His sentencing hearing will be scheduled in the next few months.

       “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to taking these poisonous substances off of our streets. The heroin and opioid crisis is a clear danger to our children, parents, family, friends and community. All too often, these drugs are laced with other lethal substances that can lead to serious injury and death. We will continue to vigorously prosecute the pushers of these poisons in hopes of making our community safer and free from these dangerous drugs,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Morris. “We are working with our law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of our citizens.”

       This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montgomery Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Verne Speirs.

Updated April 10, 2017