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Final Two Methamphetamine Conspirators Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia
Ivan Chavez and Brent Hutchins to Each Serve Federal Prison Time

Lynchburg, VIRGINIA – The final two defendants in an interstate drug trafficking conspiracy were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Ivan Rodriguez Chavez, 36, of Forest, Va., who was previously convicted of one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced today to a term of imprisonment of 180 months. In a separate hearing, the Court imposed a sentence of 104 months upon defendant Brent Michael Hutchins, 28, of Goode, Va., who had been convicted of conspiring with Chavez to distribute methamphetamine and of possessing a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.


During previous hearings in U.S. District Court, Justin Ray Goodman and William Matthew Hylton had been sentenced to 100 months and 94 months, respectively, for their roles as distributors on behalf of the conspiracy. Christiana Hudgins received a sentence of 36 months.


The investigation of the case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Roanoke City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Donald R. Wolthuis and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kari Munro prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated April 27, 2017