Updated Fri, May 24, 2013 8:10 am
Two men who tried to flee police during a traffic stop in Charleston have been sentenced to federal prison on heroin-related charges.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Stephen Michael Hopkins, 36, of Huntington was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charleston to 12 years and seven months in prison. A co-defendant, Eddie Daivon Morgan, 32, of Beckley, received a four-year prison term Wednesday.
Goodwin says Hopkins and Morgan were inside a parked car in March 2011. After an officer ordered them to step out of the vehicle, Hopkins drove off but eventually crashed. Both suspects were arrested a short time later. A search found more than $10,920 in cash, heroin, marijuana, and a cell phone belonging to Morgan.