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Press Release

Blacksburg Man Pleads Guilty to Pair of Federal Charges

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

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Blacksburg man pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to a pair of federal charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today.

Matthew Jeremey Holland, 23, of Blacksburg, Va., pled guilty today to one count of distribution of cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

“Drugs and guns are a deadly combination,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We will continue to work to make our communities safer by ridding them of illegal drugs and taking guns out of the hands of prohibited users like Mr. Holland.”

According to evidence presented at today’s hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Holland was charged after attempting to sell cocaine and a firearm to an informant with the New River Regional Drug Task Force.

The investigation of the case was conducted by New River Regional Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated January 3, 2017