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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pair Sentenced for Roles in Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

Osman Castellanos, Virginio Jimenez Both to Serve 10 Years in Federal Prison

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – A pair of men who previously pled guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and possess firearms while doing so, were sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Osman Roverto Castellanos, 33, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Yesterday in District Court, he was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.

In a separate hearing yesterday, Virginio Aguirre Jimenez, who previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison.  

“We remain committed to prosecuting those who traffic large quantities of illegal drugs into our communities,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “I am thankful to our partners in law enforcement for continuing work with us to make our neighborhoods safer.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Danville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.   

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 3, 2016