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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Man Who Conspired to Traffic Ice Methamphetamine into SW Virginia Pleads Guilty

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A man who conspired with others to traffic methamphetamine into Southwest Virginia pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Randy Doss, 51, a.k.a. “Monk” pled guilty yesterday in District Court to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute ice methamphetamine.

“We continue to see a distributing trend upward in the amount of methamphetamine being brought into Virginia. This is a trend we in the law enforcement community are working every day to put an end to,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “This more pure form of ‘ice’ methamphetamine is particularly addictive and dangerous and has the ability to destroy the lives of those who become addicted. We will continue to take this threat seriously, both in our enforcement efforts and support for prevention and treatment programs.”

At yesterday’s hearing, Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne stated that Doss, and others, sold “ice” methamphetamine to members of the Warren-drug trafficking organization (“DTO”), who were also prosecuted in the Western District of Virginia.  “Ice” is a particularly pure form of methamphetamine, also often referred to as “crystal” methamphetamine.  Members of the Warren-DTO traveled from the Western District of Virginia to the Chattanooga, Tennessee-area to purchase methamphetamine from Doss and others.  In turn, these members of the Warren-DTO would further distribute the methamphetamine to others in the Western District of Virginia.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Russell County Sheriff’s Office, Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Abingdon Police Department, Virginia State Police, U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Drug Enforcement Administration.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne is prosecuting the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 9, 2016