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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Member of Heroin Conspiracy Sentenced

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A man who conspired with others to distribute heroin was sentenced 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, who previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, was sentenced today in District Court to 108 months in federal prison.

“The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to combat the growing threat of heroin abuse,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “While vigorous enforcement of our drug laws is key in fighting the heroin epidemic, we must also work with prevention and treatment specialists to help those addicted to this deadly drug get the help they need to lead productive lives.”

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 October 5, 2016