5/2/2014 2:40 PM
by Rachael Cardin
FAYETTEVILLE - A Detroit man accused of heroin and prescription pill distribution following a drug bust last summer in Fayette County, was sentenced to at least 3 years behind bars in West Virginia.
32 year old Jamarr Deon Thompson of Detroit Michigan was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, and interstate transport of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Judge Jon Hatcher sentenced Thompson on Friday to 3- 30 years in jail. This sentence will run consecutive with a previous federal sentence for a drug-related crime in Michigan. Thompson was arrested in Oak Hill last in July along with 2 other men and 3 women after a detective had made a controlled buy from them. Several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on the mobile home where the transaction occurred and Thompson was caught after a foot pursuit. A female suspect told police she transported the men from Morgantown and said they brought at least 200 bags of heroin and 300 oxycodone pills with them.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Fayette County, Brian Parsons, said, “people need money to buy drugs and of course we have to make every effort possible to stop people from outside of our community, and inside of our community taking advantage of that profit making ability. The message you have to send is 'if you come here to deal drugs we will find you and put you in prison.'"
Thompson is in Southern Regional Jail where he will finish out the remainder of this drug sentence before being transported back to Michigan to work on his federal sentence there.