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Local Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a local man charged in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to drug charges.

Derek Ryan McGhee, 38, Roanoke, Va. pled guilty yesterday in District Court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

“Methamphetamine is a drug that has ravaged parts of Southwest Virginia for years. The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to identify and 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford is prosecuting the case for the United States.

Updated February 23, 2016

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