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Drug Conspirator Sentenced to Federal Prison Time

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

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A North Carolina woman, who conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Hillsville and Galax regions of Virginia, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Bianca Victoria Aroche, 24, of Sparta, N.C., previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Aroche was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison.


According to evidence presented to the court by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese, Aroche, and others, distributed methamphetamine in and around Hillsville and Galax beginning around the spring of 2014 and continuing until at least August 2014.


The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police, the Galax Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated March 13, 2017

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