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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Pair Sentenced to More than 10 Years for Distributing Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, and Fentanyl in Roanoke Area

ROANOKE, Va. – A pair of Roanoke men, who conspired with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, at least 100 grams of heroin, and 40 grams or more of both fentanyl and cocaine, were sentenced last week to more than 10 years each in federal prison.

Jarod Sylvester Alston, 28, was sentenced last week to 135 months in federal prison and Antonio Lemar Waddell, 32, was sentenced to 132 months in prison.

According to court documents, from at least May 2018 until September 2019, Alston, Waddell, and others engaged in trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl out of a residence on Crescent Street, NW, in the City of Roanoke.

On August 28, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant at the Crescent Street residence and seized a variety of illegal drugs, including approximately 370 grams of methamphetamine, 103 grams of fentanyl, 8 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of heroin, and 119 grams of a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl. In addition, multiple firearms and more than $38,000 in cash were also seized.

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia and Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Washington Field Division made the announcement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the City of Roanoke Police Department, the Roanoke Division of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program, and the Virginia State Police investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Miller and Kari Munro prosecuted the case for the United States. 

Updated December 2, 2021