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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kentucky Man Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Howerton Previously Pled Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charge

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A member of a conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine in and around Virginia and Kentucky, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, announced United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.

Curtis Howerton, a.k.a “Bo,” 28, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine.  Today in District Court, Howerton was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison.  

“Methamphetamine is an addictive and deadly substance,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We are proud to work with our partners on the local, state and federal levels to continue to fight to the scourge of methamphetamine trafficking throughout the region.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bell County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office, the Middlesboro, Kentucky Police Department, the Lee County Virginia Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bristol and Atlanta Field Divisions. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 6, 2016