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Roanoke Woman Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke woman, who conspired with others to distribute cocaine, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Tiana Short, 21, of Roanoke, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Today in District Court, Short was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison.


Previously, co-conspirators in the case, Marvis Maurice Johnson was sentenced to 112 months in federal prison. Terrance Donald Jackson was sentenced to 151 months in prison and Lashantae Shunmore Keeling was sentenced to 20 months in prison.


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

Updated March 27, 2017

Drug Trafficking