Ohio Man Receives Five Years for Role in Multi-State Meth Conspiracy

Huntington – An Ohio man was sent to prison for his role in using a Huntington address as a storage facility for methamphetamine.  

U.S. District Judge Robert C. "Chuck" Chambers on Monday sentenced Lennie T. Whisenant, 26, of Akron to 63 months incarceration for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Previously, Whisenant pleaded guilty to the charge, and admitted in April and May 2019 he participated in a conspiracy with multiple individuals to distribute meth into southern West Virginia. 

“Whisenant was dealing meth in Huntington and Charleston and is now headed to federal prison,” U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a press release. “As long as out of state drug dealers keep peddling their poisons in this District, they will be prosecuted.”   

During the conspiracy, Whisenant and others used a home at 1235 25th Street in Huntington to store methamphetamine after it was shipped from the Akron area.  Whisenant and others then conducted distributions of the meth to various customers in the Huntington/Charleston-area.  Whisenant also reported back to sources in Akron regarding the amounts that had been sold, and remained in Huntington.  

As part of his plea, Whisenant admitted he was responsible for distributing up to 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine during the conspiracy.