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

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Salem Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that a local man has pled guilty to a federal drug conspiracy charge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke.

Marvis Maurice Johnson, 31, of Salem, Va., pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine and one count of illegally possessing a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

“The first step in making our communities safer is getting illegally drugs and guns off the streets,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We will continue to be vigilant in enforcing our drug laws while also providing support and treatment for those who need it.”

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.

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Updated December 8, 2016