Huntington Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Lynndell Nicola Boling, age 37, admitted that from at least December 2018 to October 15, 2020, she worked with other persons to sell heroin in Huntington. At first, she and another individual would run drugs to customers for their source of supply. Boling was paid with heroin for her own use. Later, she began meeting a drug runner at the Greyhound bus station who was working for her source. The runner would provide approximately 500 grams to 800 grams of heroin to Boling for her and others to sell. On October 15, 2020, members of the Huntington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted a search at Boling’s residence. Law enforcement seized from the residence 300 grams of heroin, worth approximately $40,000, and $17,960 in cash, which was money made from selling heroin. Also seized during the search was a Taurus .380 caliber pistol which had been provided to Boling by her heroin source to protect the heroin and money.
Boling faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison when she is sentenced on June 21, 2021.
The Huntington Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Greg McVey is handling 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-00189.
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