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Four Indicted on Drug, Gun, Robbery Charges

William Bryan Young Facing 11 Charges

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November 1, 2012

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA -- Four people, including the former police chief of the Pennington Gap, Va., Police Department, were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon on a variety of charges.

The grand jury has charged William Bryan Young, Kevin Andrew Young, Chris Miles and Jimmy Edward Johnson.

William Bryan Young has been charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone; five counts of distributing percocet; one count of possession with the intent to distribute percocet; one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crimes; one count of possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance; one count of conspiracy to commit burglary of a controlled substance and one count of the burglary of a controlled substance.

Kevin Andrew Young has been charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone; one count of conspiracy to commit burglary of a controlled substance and one count of the burglary of a controlled substance.

Chris Miles has been charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone; one count of conspiracy to commit burglary of a controlled substance and one count of the burglary of a controlled substance.

Jimmy Edward Johnson has been charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone; one count of conspiracy to commit burglary of a controlled substance and one count of the burglary of a controlled substance.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Virginia State Police, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary Lee is prosecuting the case for the United States.

A Grand Jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


 

 

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