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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pair Sentenced on Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charges

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencings of a pair of individuals charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Rebel Steiner Akers, 60, of Cana, Virginia, previously pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Yesterday in District Court, Akers was sentenced to 127 months in federal prison.

Sharon Denise Gallimore, 38, also of Cana, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Yesterday in District Court, Gallimore was sentenced to 127 months in federal prison. A third conspirator, Lindsey Berrier, was sentenced last week to 84 months on similar charges.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Surry County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 13, 2016