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Jami Sampson stands in court Thursday.

FAIRMONT — A plea agreement was accepted Thursday in Marion County Circuit Court for a Fairmont woman who was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver heroin from a 2017 incident.

Jami Sampson pleaded guilty to the offense before Marion County Judge Patrick N. Wilson. According to the terms of her plea agreement, however, the judge deferred acceptance of her plea and placed her on pre-adjudication court supervision for two years under the auspices of the Marion County Probation Office.

Upon completion of the supervision, Sampson can come back to court and enter a plea to the offense as a misdemeanor, Judge Wilson said.

During the sentencing, Sampson admitted to the offense.

“She said she possessed it with the intent to deliver, which is what her charge actually is,” said JT Hodges, Marion County assistant prosecuting attorney.

During the sentencing, Hodges said a search warrant was executed on May 9, 2017 at Sampson’s home in Monongah Heights, where she and three other people lived.

He said police found 4.2 ounces of heroin and other drugs packaged for resale, along with nine weapons and more than $9,000 in cash. According to Hodges, Sampson arrived after the search and was taken into custody.

Judge Wilson said Sampson has to go through a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with all treatment recommendations after the assessment, and must submit to a debriefing by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. She must also pay court costs and attorney fees, he said.

Judge Wilson told Sampson that she is subject to drug testing any time the probation office feels appropriate, and she must report to the probation office at least once a month. She also can’t violate any laws, he said.

Hodges said another person who lived at the residence, Gary Lynn Boyce, has also pleaded guilty and is serving his sentence. He said the other two people who lived at the residence, whose names he didn’t have immediately available, were both indicted.

He said one is scheduled for trial in the next court term and the other hasn’t been apprehended yet and a capias has been issued.

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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