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Danville Man Sentenced for Distributing Cocaine, Methamphetamine

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

DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville man was sentenced last week to 87 months in federal prison for distributing cocaine and methamphetamine.

Joe Ali Daniels, 61, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of distributing cocaine and two counts of distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, in May, September, and October of 2019, Daniels made several sales of cocaine and methamphetamine to police. During each of these transactions, Daniels used a cell phone to arrange the sales, which took place at Daniels’ residence in Danville, Virginia. Once at the residence, Daniels called another individual, who delivered the drugs to complete the transaction.

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia and Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Washington Field Division made the announcement.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Danville Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rachel Swartz and Coleman Adams prosecuted the case for the United States. 

Updated October 25, 2021