Man pleads guilty to larceny, gun charges

FRONT ROYAL — A local man pleaded guilty on Monday to a variety of gun, drug and larceny charges as part of a plea agreement.

Tony William Hatfield Jr., 27, sold buprenorphine and naloxone — drugs found in Suboxone, a narcotic pain reliever typically used as a heroin substitute for recovering addicts — to a confidential informant in March 2016.

Then, after an argument on Oct. 3, 2016, Hatfield fired a pistol into the door of an occupied apartment. The pistol was stolen from a neighboring apartment, which he had broken into. When Hatfield was arrested, the synthetic drug fentanyl was found in his possession.

Hatfield pleaded guilty to distribution of buprenorphine and naloxone, firearm larceny, breaking and entering, larceny with the intent to sell, maliciously shooting into an occupied building and fentanyl possession. He also admitted to violating his first-offender probation, which stems from a 2014 heroin possession charge.

Per the plea agreement, Hatfield was sentenced to a total of 11 years and six months imprisonment, with all but two years and six months suspended. He must also complete three years of supervised probation upon his release.

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