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

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Jersey Man Sentenced on Heroin Charge

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A New Jersey man, who was dealing heroin in the City of Roanoke, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on a federal drug charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Duane A. Andrews, 37, of Jersey City, New Jersey, previously pled guilty to one count of distribution of heroin. Today in District Court, Andrews was sentenced to 136 months in federal prison.


According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Andrews was arrested and charged after selling heroin to a confidential law enforcement source.


The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Roanoke City Police Department, the Virginia State Police and the Roanoke HIDTA. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

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