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Press Release

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Drug, Gun Charges

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

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man was sentenced this morning on a pair of federal charges related to cocaine distribution and illegal firearms possession, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Antonio Maurice Payne, 29, of Roanoke, Va., was sentenced this morning to 84 months in federal prison. Payne previously pled guilty to one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and one count of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.


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

Updated June 20, 2017