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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Roanoke Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Charge

William Morgan Sr. to Spend Time in Federal Prison

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who conspired with his son, and others, to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Roanoke region, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.


William Arthur Morgan Sr., 58, of Roanoke, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Morgan Sr. was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison.


“Methamphetamine is a dangerously addictive drug that destroys lives,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We will continue to do all we can to stop the flow of it into Southwest Virginia.”


According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Morgan Sr. conspired with his son, William Morgan Jr., to have packages of methamphetamine mailed from California to Morgan Sr.’s address in Roanoke. Morgan Jr. would then sell the methamphetamine and split the profits of the sales with his father. Morgan Jr. was previously sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for his role in the conspiracy.


The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Roanoke City Police Department, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Roanoke HIDTA and the Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

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