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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Collinsville Man Sentenced on Drug, Gun Charges

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – A Collinsville man, who previously pled guilty to federal drug and gun charges, was sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick announced.

Gordon Lawrence Penn, 62, of Collinsville, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Yesterday in District Court, Penn was sentenced to 61 months in federal prison.

“We remain committed to ridding our communities of illegal drugs and guns,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “This sentence reflects how seriously we take these crimes and should serve as an example to others partaking in similar criminal activity.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Martinsville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 3, 2016