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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who previously pled guilty to federal drug and gun 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 today.

Felix Ayo Campbell, 40, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty to one count of possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute and one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm. Today in District Court, Campbell was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison.

“The deadly combination of illegal drugs and guns in our communities must continue to be addressed if we are ever to make our streets safer for future generations,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, in March 2016 Campbell was arrested by law enforcement officers following a traffic stop and found to be in possession of cocaine and a firearm.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 20, 2016