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A Charleston man who admitted to possession with intent to distribute oxymorphone in October has been sentenced to six months in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said William Lewis Thornhill II, 31, purchased 50 of the tablets, also known as Opana, in April. He told police he intended to sell the 40-milligram prescription pain tablets in and around Kanawha City.

Thornhill was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. in Charleston. The case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Hanks prosecuted the case.