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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pair Pleads Guilty to Cocaine, Gun Charges

Osman Castellanos, Virginio Jimenez Admit to Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – Two men, who were part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville to Federal drug charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today.

Osman Roverto Leiva Castellanos, 33, a citizen of Honduras and Virginio Aguirre Jimenez, a citizen of Mexico, each pled guilty yesterday in separate hearings to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

“Trafficking in illegal drugs is a serious offense that we will continue to work with our partners in law enforcement to take action against,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We will work to put those who distribute these addictive substances in prison and provide support for those in need of treatment and prevention services.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Danville Police Department, the Eden, North Carolina Police Department and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 10, 2016