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Press Release

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Federal Drug 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 sentence of a Roanoke man who previously pled guilty to a federal methamphetamine charge.

Derek Ryan McGhee, 38, of Roanoke, Va. previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, McGhee was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.  

“Methamphetamine is a drug that has ravaged parts of Southwest Virginia for years. The United States Attorney’s Office will continue to identify and prosecute those individuals who distribute this dangerous substance,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We hope today’s sentence sends a clear message to those who prey on the addiction of others by distributing this dangerous drug.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated May 26, 2016

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