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Western District of Virginia

Friday, August 12, 2016

Scottsville Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charge

Jermaine Ayers to Serve 71 Months for Distributing Cocaine

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

Jermaine Ayers, 35, of Scottsville, Virginia, previously pled guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine. Today in District Court he was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison.

“Thwarting the sale of illegal drugs in our communities will continue to be a priority of the United States Attorney’s Office,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “Keeping our communities free from abusive drugs is paramount to improving community safety.”

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 August 12, 2016