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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Scottsville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

Jermaine Ayers Admits to Distributing Cocaine

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – A Scottsville man pled guilty today to a drug trafficking charge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, announced United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.

Jermaine Ayers, 35, of Scottsville, Virginia, pled guilty today to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine.

“We will continue to be vigilant in working with our partners in law enforcement to rid our communities of illegal drugs,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “Keeping our communities free from abusive drugs is paramount to improving community safety.”

Ayers faces a maximum statutory penalty of up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Kavanaugh prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 18, 2016