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Luray Man Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Casey Harvey, a Luray, Va. Man who conspired with others to traffic large quantities of methamphetamine from Oklahoma into the Western District of Virginia for redistribution, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to 66 months in federal prison. Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Jesse Fong, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Washington Field Division announced the sentence today.

Harvey, 30, pleaded guilty in May 2019 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Co-conspirator Bryan Lee Estep was sentenced in August 2020 to 78 months in prison.

According to court documents, from December 2017 to August 2018, Harvey conspired with Estep to traffic methamphetamine from Oklahoma into the Western District of Virginia. As part of the conspiracy, Harvey introduced Estep to individuals that could purchase methamphetamine from Estep. Harvey also distributed at least one pound of methamphetamine.  In approximately June 2018, Harvey assisted Estep in picking up roughly six pounds of methamphetamine from a source of supply in Oklahoma and delivering it to the Western District of Virginia.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Luray Police Department, Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, the Page County Sheriff’s Office, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Staunton Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeb Terrien prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated September 16, 2020