BECKLEY, W.Va. – Two Lewisburg defendants were sentenced to federal prison today for drug crimes, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Joshua Adam Smith, 35, was sentenced to eight years in prison after previously pleading guilty to distribution of oxymorphone. Jessica Nicole Honaker, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison after previously pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxymorphone. U.S. Attorney Stuart commended the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force for the investigation.
Smith admitted on November 6, 2016, he distributed oxymorphone to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. Honaker admitted that on November 17, 2016, she distributed oxymorphone to a confidential informant to complete a drug deal that Smith had arranged. Both of the drug deals took place at a residence on Battle Hill Drive in Lewisburg. As part of their plea agreements, Smith and Honaker took responsibility for all of the drug trafficking activity charged in the indictment. Smith and Honaker also admitted that, along with their codefendant Tremaine Dean Pool, Jr., they had distributed, or possessed with the intent to distribute, a total of about 300 oxymorphone pills. Pool has pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute oxymorphone and faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on April 18, 2018.
Assistant United States Attorney John File handled these prosecutions. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentences.
These defendants were prosecuted under the Greenbrier Valley Heroin and Pill Initiative, 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.