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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Boones Mills Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Boones Mills man, who conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

William Morgan Jr., 34, of Boones Mills, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute a measurable quality of methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Morgan was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison.  

“Methamphetamine is a dangerously addictive substance that ruins lives and communities,” United States Attorney Fishwick said. “We must continue to stop those who traffic in this dangerous substance.”

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Morgan Jr. admitted to having packages mailed from California to his father’s address in Roanoke that contained methamphetamine. Morgan Jr. would then sell the methamphetamine and split the profits of the sales with his father, William Morgan Sr., who has also been convicted, along with others, as part of this conspiracy.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Roanoke City Police Department, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Roanoke HIDTA and the Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 8, 2016