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Press Release

Huntington Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington man was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

According to court documents, Harold Arthur Thompson, 30, previously admitted that on September 14, 2019, he was in a vehicle that was pulled over by a Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy. During the traffic stop, Thompson exited the vehicle and attempted to conceal a plastic bag that contained 2.9 grams of methamphetamine and 2.5 grams of heroin after he removed it from his pants pocket by kicking it underneath his vehicle. Thompson admitted to possession of the heroin and methamphetamine and that both substances were packaged in individual plastic bags for sale. Thompson also admitted that he possessed digital scales and packaging materials.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. 

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement. Assistant United States Attorney Courtney L. Cremeans handled the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:20-cr-00151.




Updated May 3, 2021

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