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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

Friday, May 13, 2016

Another Member of Methamphetamine Conspiracy Pleads guilty

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Another member of a conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine in and around Virginia and Kentucky pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Robert Holman, 34, pled guilty yesterday to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine.

“Methamphetamine is highly addictive and often leads to other crimes, such as property crime, violence and domestic abuse,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We are proud to work with our partners on the local, state and federal levels to fight the scourge of trafficking throughout our region.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bell County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office, the Middlesborough, Kentucky Police Department, the Lee County Virginia Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bristol and Atlanta Field Divisions. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 13, 2016