Man admits to drug, gun charges locally
HUNTINGTON — A man caught with methamphetamine and a firearm in Huntington last year faces two decades in federal prison after entering a guilty plea.
Brandon Douglas Tomblin, 35, pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
According to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, an officer with the Huntington Police Department was on patrol July 29, 2018, along 15th Street in Huntington when he initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Tomblin after witnessing it nearly hit a parked car. During the stop, officers located approximately 22 grams of a white “crystal-like” substance believed to have been meth.
Later, on Aug. 4, 2018, an officer with HPD responded to 401 Bridge St. in Huntington to investigate a report of a suspicious person. The officer found the individual to be Tomblin. The officer found a gun near Tomblin and drugs on his person in an amount consistent with drug trafficking.
He faces up to 20 years in federal prison at his Aug. 19 sentencing.