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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ohio Woman Sentenced for Providing Inmate with Drugs

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – An Ohio woman, who conspired with an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Lee County, Virginia (USP-Lee) to smuggle methamphetamine into USP-Lee, was sentenced yesterday, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Nicole Diane Shroyer, 46, of Dayton, Ohio, previously pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to provide an inmate of a prison a prohibited object, in this case methamphetamine. Shroyer was sentenced yesterday to imprisonment for a term of 24 months.


According to evidence presented, Shroyer and others she conspired with, made several phone calls to arrange transport of the methamphetamine to the inmate, who was housed at USP Lee. On January 31, 2016, Shroyer secreted the methamphetamine inside her body to avoid detection, brought methamphetamine to USP-Lee, entered a restroom after entering USP-Lee, removed the methamphetamine from inside her body, and surreptitiously passed the methamphetamine to an inmate, Jermaine Jeffries. Jeffries was previously convicted for his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 60 months.


The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons. Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated May 10, 2017