Up to 4 years in prison for Pittsfield man on drug, weapons charges


PITTSFIELD — A city man was sentenced to up to four years in prison on Wednesday after pleading to drug and weapons charges from a 2014 drug bust.

Lameek Thomas, 25, who also has used the aliases "Isiah Tyree West" and "Showtime," was arrested Nov. 4, 2014, after the Berkshire County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for his Dalton Avenue home.

Officers recovered a loaded handgun, five cellphones, dealer paraphernalia, cocaine and marijuana — some of which was packaged for sale — and a pair of digital scales, among other evidence, according to Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert Kinzer.

The handgun was found unsecured with no trigger lock and Thomas had no firearms identification card, Kinzer said.

Thomas pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Wednesday to two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition without a firearms identification card (second offense), and one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and improper storage of a firearm.

A charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony was dropped by the state.

Judge John Agostini sentenced him to three to four years in state prison, and gave him credit for 576 days of time already served.

The sentence recommendation was the result of an agreed-upon plea between Kinzer and Thomas' attorney, Joshua Hochberg.

Thomas will serve his sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction.

The investigation was conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, state troopers assigned to the District Attorney's Office and members of the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force.

Contact Bob Dunn at 413-496-6249.


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