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Roanoke Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia
Shawn Cadogan Admitted to Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who was involved with the interstate transport and sale of heroin, was sentenced yesterday in federal court on related drug charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Shawn St. Clair Cadogan, 30, of Roanoke, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. Yesterday in District Court, Cadogan was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison.  

“As we have seen in communities throughout the Commonwealth, heroin continues to be a destructive force that destroys lives,” Unites States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We will continue to use all federal resources available to enforce our laws while supporting appropriate prevention and treatment programs for those addicted to this deadly drug.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in partnership with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Roanoke City Police Department, and DEA units based out of Paterson, New Jersey.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kari K. Munro prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated October 13, 2016

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