Former Teacher Gets Prison for Heroin

Former Cameron High School coach and substitute teacher Amanda Allison will spend the next two and one-half years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute heroin.

Allison, 26, of Cameron pleaded guilty last month to a single count of conspiracy to distribute heroin from January to April 6 in Cameron. She also will serve three years of supervised release after her prison sentence is complete.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Wheeling prosecuted the case.

The Marshall County Drug Task Force arrested Allison and Tyler Jay Hoyle, 22, of Waynesburg, Pa., in mid-April after they were indicted by a grand jury. In addition to conspiracy, Allison was also charged with illegal use of a telephone to facilitate the distribution of heroin, distribution of heroin and distribution of oxycodone.

At the time of her arrest, Allison was employed as an assistant coach of Cameron High School’s junior varsity girl’s basketball team and also worked as a substitute teacher.

She was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal service pending designation to a federal prison.