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Abingdon Woman Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An Abingdon woman who was part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today.

Shanna Danielle Moorefield, 29, of Abingdon, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Moorefield was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release thereafter.  

“Methamphetamine, especially this powerful ‘ice’ form of methamphetamine,’ destroys the lives of those addicted to this dangerous drug,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “My office will continue to be vigilant in working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to prosecute those who profit off the addictions of others.”

Moorefield was part of a conspiracy that operated in Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee and transported and distributed “ice” methamphetamine in the area.  

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bristol Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Bristol Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police, the Sheriff's Offices of Washington County, Russell County, Tazewell County, and Smyth County, the Commonwealth's Attorney's Offices of Russell County and Tazewell County and the police departments of Abingdon and Lebanon. Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated March 23, 2016

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