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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Member of Heroin Conspiracy Pleads Guilty

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A man who conspired with others to distribute heroin pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Jesse Ray Little, pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. The defendant faces a maximum possible penalty of up to 40 years in prison.

“Heroin continues to destroy our communities and we will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to prosecute those who deal this deadly drug as well as provide treatment and prevention services to those in need,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 5, 2016