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Cana, Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

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

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced the guilty plea today of a Virginia man to a federal drug conspiracy charge.

Rebel Steiner Akers, 59, of Cana, Virginia, pled guilty today in the United States District Court to one count of conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

“We will continue to devout all appropriate resources to combating the rise of methamphetamine trafficking in Southwest Virginia,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick said today. “I am grateful to all of the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies who work on the front lines of these investigations and take this dangerous drug off our streets.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Surry County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated June 29, 2016

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