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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

Orlando Sanchez Admits to Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Pennsylvania man pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to Federal heroin charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Orlando Sanchez, 29, of Reading, Pennsylvania, pled guilty today to one count of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

“All across the Commonwealth, we see the crisis of heroin abuse spreading at alarming rates,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We will continue to work to prosecute those who trafficking in this dangerous drug while also providing support for prevention and treatment programs for those addicted to this deadly substance.”                                                                                                        

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Town of Vinton Police Department, the Roanoke City Police Department and the Roanoke County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 16, 2016