Man Sentenced Over Illegal Prescription Pain Killers

A man was sentenced to more than two years in prison Tuesday on charges related to prescription pain killers. US Attorney Booth Goodwin says 40-year-old Thomas Henry Banks, Jr. of South Charleston, also known as “Fat Cat,” man possessed thousands of dollars in cash, hundreds of powerful prescription painkillers, and a loaded firearm inside a toddler’s bed at his home. Banks pleaded guilty in June 2012 to possession with intent to distribute prescription pain killers. Goodwin says this case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.