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Marion Man to Serve 25 Years for Role in Large-Scale Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia
Brian Cory Hoover Brought Numerous Pounds of Meth into the Commonwealth Since 2021

ABINGDON, Va. – A Marion, Virginia man, who trafficked multiple pounds of methamphetamine into Southwest Virginia since 2021, was sentenced to 25 years in prison this week for his role in the conspiracy. 

Brian Cory Hoover, 34, pleaded guilty in September 2023 to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one additional count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, twice a month, Hoover transported up to 10 pounds of methamphetamine from Atlanta, Georgia into Southwest Virginia. That methamphetamine was redistributed in Southwest Virginia by Hoover and his co-conspirators Amanda Wain, Travis Farmer, Larry Whittaker, Borve Fisher, and others.  Wain, Farmer, Whittaker, and Fisher were all previously convicted for their roles in the conspiracy.  

Shortly after law enforcement learned of Hoover’s activities, Hoover fled, leaving Virginia and eventually the United States.  He was apprehended in Mexico in June 2023. 

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh and Special Agent in Charge Stanley M. Meador of the FBI’s Richmond Division made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police’s Holston River Regional Drug Task Force, the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department, the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Whit D. Pierce is prosecuting the case.

Updated December 6, 2023

Drug Trafficking