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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 28, 2016

Local Man Sentenced on Cocaine, Gun Charges

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who previously pled guilty to a federal drug and gun charges, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Michael Jamal Tucker pled guilty in August 2016 to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Today in District Court, Tucker was sentenced to 133 months in federal prison.  

“We must continue to be vigilant in not only prosecuting those individuals who distribute illicit drugs but also by supporting proven and effective treatment and prevention programs,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Virginia State Police, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the Pulaski Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated November 28, 2016