FROM THE VIRGINIAN PILOT TODAY
Former Olympic track star Tim Montgomery was indicted on heroin distribution charges, adding to a litany of legal woes for the one-time Norfolk State University sprinter.
Montgomery, 33, was arrested Wednesday on a sealed indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin. The indictment provides scant details of the allegations, other than accusing him of dealing more than 3½ ounces of heroin between last year and this year in Virginia.
Federal authorities made no public announcement of the arrest. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration, which investigated Montgomery, did not immediately return phone messages today.
Montgomery made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court late Wednesday, and a magistrate ordered him jailed pending a bond hearing on Monday. He did not have an attorney.
Montgomery already faces sentencing next month in a New York-based check-kiting case that also snared his one-time coach Steve Riddick. Hints of Montgomery’s drug involvement emerged in the Riddick trial, but federal officials have so far refused to comment.