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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Elkton Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charges

HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of an Elkton man who was previously convicted of distributing methamphetamine.

Mark Anthony Rome Elliott, 38, of Elkton, Va., pled guilty in August 2015 to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine. Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg, Elliott was sentenced to 168 months of federal incarceration, a sentence agreed to as part of his plea agreement.

“Methamphetamine continues to be a problem throughout the Western District of Virginia. The United States Attorney’s Office, along with our partners in law enforcement, will continue to prosecute those individuals who distribute this dangerous substance,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the RUSH Task Force and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Grayson Hoffman prosecuted the case for the United States.   

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 23, 2016