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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Methamphetamine Conspirator Sentenced

Franklin Dee Rose to Spend Time in Federal Prison

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. 

Franklin Dee Rose, 38, of Bristol, Tennessee, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Rose was sentenced to 169 months in federal prison.

“We will continue to work to put an end to conspiracies like this one, and others like it, that bring methamphetamine into our communities and destroy lives,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary, Rose 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 30, 2016