Friday, October 10, 2008

Former Olympian Tim Montgomery sentenced to five years on heroin charges

Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Former Olympic sprinter Tim Montgomery was sentenced to five years in prison by a district court judge Friday on heroin charges.

Montgomery entered a guilty plea on July 3 after an agreement with government officials, and on Friday learned of his sentence from Judge Jerome B. Friedman in Virginia.

A former gold medalist as part of the 400-meter relay team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Montgomery was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute.

Montgomery's heroin prison sentence won't begin until after he finishes serving a four-year term for a check-fraud scheme in New York.

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