A federal judge in West Virginia sentenced a Waynesburg man to 5 years and 10 months in the federal prison system followed by three years of supervision upon release.
Tyler Jay Hoyle, 22, of 185 Bradford Road, was sentenced this week for his conviction on charges that he conspired with Amanda Allison, 26, of 512 Rock Lick Road, Cameron, W.Va., to distribute heroin from January to April 6 of 2013.
Hoyle was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal services in West Virginia until his designation to a federal facility.
Investigators seized $10,600 during the investigation that came from the proceeds of drug activity.
Allison, a former high school girls’ basketball coach in Marshall County, W.Va., as well as a former substitute teacher in West Greene School District in Greene County, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. She is free on bond pending sentencing. Allison could face up to 20 years when sentenced, in addition to a $1 million fine for distribution. She is in custody pending her sentencing.
The pair was arrested on April 18 following a Marshall County Drug Task Force operation that consisted of officers and agents from the Moundsville, W.Va., Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.