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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Drug Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the sentencing of a Roanoke man on federal drug charges.

Rahmyene Shreef Jones, 32, of Roanoke, Va., pled guilty in March  to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute a substance containing a detectable amount of heroin. Today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Jones was sentenced to 126 months in federal prison.

“The United States Attorney’s Office continues to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute cases involving heroin,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “The abuse of this drug is a serious health epidemic and must be dealt with as such.”

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese, Jones was found to be in possession of heroin during two traffic stops conducted by the Roanoke City Police Department and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, one on September 2, 2015 and one on May 27, 2015.

The investigation of the case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Roanoke City Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Ashely B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 13, 2016