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Salem Man Sentenced on Federal Drug and Gun Charges

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

Roanoke, VIRGINIA – A Salem man, who previously pled guilty to being part of a federal drug conspiracy, 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.


Marvis Maurice Johnson, 31, of Salem, Va., previously pled guilty 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. Today in District Court, Johnson was sentenced to 112 months in federal 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 February 3, 2017