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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 29, 2016

Methamphetamine Conspirator Sentenced

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Another member of a methamphetamine conspiracy that trafficked large quantities of the drug from Atlanta to Southwest, Virginia, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. 

Jeremy Bartley, 27, of Bristol, Tennessee, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Bartley was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison. Donna Jenkins, 64, of Abingdon, Virginia, who previously pled guilty to one count of misprision of a felony, was sentenced today to two years of probation and a fine of $5,000.

“This conspiracy brought large amounts of methamphetamine into SW Virginia, profiting from the addiction of others,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. ““We will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to dismantle large, wide-ranging distribution conspiracies like the one this defendant was involved with.”

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary, Bartley was part of a methamphetamine conspiracy that transported and distributed multiple pounds of crystal methamphetamine between Atlanta, Georgia, Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bristol, Virginia Police Department, the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department, the Abingdon Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 29, 2016