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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Marion Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

Jason Howell Admitted to being Part of Methamphetamine Conspiracy

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Marion, Virginia man, who conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on Federal drug trafficking charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick announced today.

Jason Dee Howell, 36, of Marion, who previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine, was sentenced today to 138 months in federal prison.

“Methamphetamine is one of the most addicting and destructive substances we in law enforcement encounter,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We must continue to use all resources available to stop the flow of this drug into Virginia.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police, the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 5, 2016