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Roanoke Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to federal drug and gun charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


De’Shae Antonio Webb, 27, of Roanoke, pled guilty today to one count of distribution of cocaine and one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.


According to evidence presented at today’s guilty plea hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Webb sold cocaine to a police informant and was observed to be in possession of a firearm during the drug transaction.


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

Updated April 6, 2017