You are here

Justice News

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

Monday, December 12, 2016

Inmate at USP Pleads Guilty to Possessing Methamphetamine

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A federal inmate at United States Penitentiary at Lee County, Virginia, pled guilty today to illegal possessing of a prohibited item, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Antonio Stitt, 37, waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty to a one count Information charging him with knowingly possessing a prohibited object, methamphetamine.

“Methamphetamine is a dangerous and addictive substance that ruins the lives of users,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “This sort of drug has absolutely no place inside the walls of a prison and anyone who brings meth, or other illegal substances inside prison walls, will be held accountable.”

At sentencing, Gillom faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Bureau of Prisons and the Bristol office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 12, 2016