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Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Charges

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

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced that a local man pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville to drug and gun charges.

Gordon Lawrence Penn, 62, Martinsville, Va., pled guilty yesterday to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

“The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to prosecute those individuals who deal in illegal drugs and possess illegal firearms,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick. “Keeping drugs off our streets is paramount to keeping our communities safe.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Martinsville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford is prosecuting the case for the United States.

Updated February 23, 2016

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