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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

Orlando Sanchez Admitted to Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

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

Orlando Sanchez, 30, of Reading, Pennsylvania, previously guilty today to one count of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Today in District Court, Sanchez was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison.

“Heroin addiction is increasing at alarming rates,” United States Attorney Fishwick 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 August 24, 2016