Detroit Man, Lamont Thomas Pleads Guilty to Drug Crime
CHARLESTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Lamont Thomas, 42, of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine and a quantity of heroin.
“This Detroit drug dealer brought eight pounds of meth and some heroin into Charleston for distribution,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Great work by the Charleston Police Department and DEA to catch Thomas soon after he got off of the bus.”
Thomas admitted that on May 14, 2020, he traveled from Detroit to Charleston by Greyhound bus. He further admitted that he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by officers of the Charleston Police Department after leaving the Greyhound Bus Station. When a drug K-9 alerted on Thomas’s backpack, officers searched it and found approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine and approximately 61 grams of suspected heroin. Thomas admitted that the drugs were his and that he intended to distribute the controlled substances.
Thomas faces a minimum of five years and up to 40 years in federal prison when sentenced on May 17, 2021.