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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

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

Herbert Lee Childs, of Roanoke, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine. Today in District Court, Childs was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison.   

“Keeping our communities free of illegal drugs in the first step to allowing residents to lead safer, more productive lives,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Childs previously sold cocaine to a police informant out of his Roanoke apartment.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 3, 2017