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Roanoke Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

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

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the guilty plea of a man to a federal heroin distribution charge.

Michael Anthony Kemp II, 35, of Roanoke, Va., pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of conspiring to distribute heroin.

“Heroin is ruining lives and destroying communities all across Western Virginia,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We will continue to do all we can to prosecute those who deal in this highly addictive and deadly drug and provide support and treatment to those who are suffering from addiction.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Roanoke City Police Department and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated March 8, 2016

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