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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Galax Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Galax man pled guilty today to Federal drug trafficking charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Sylvester Monroe Jackson, 42, of Galax, Virginia, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  

“Methamphetamine continues to be a priority for law enforcement throughout Virginia,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We will continue to do all we can to get this dangerous drug out of our communities.”

At sentencing, Jackson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum statutory sentence of life in prison. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

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, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 10, 2016