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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Drug, Gun Charges

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man was sentenced yesterday to federal prison after previously pleading guilty to drug and gun charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.

 

De’Shae Antonio Webb, 27, of Roanoke, was sentenced yesterday to 46 months in federal prison. Webb previously 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 a previous hearing, 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 August 22, 2017