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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Second Defendant Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The second member of a conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine in the Western District of Virginia pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick announced today.

Timothy Scott Anderson, 50, of Wytheville, Virginia, pled guilty today in District Court to one count of conspiring to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine.

“The scourge of methamphetamine abuse continues to ravage communities throughout Southwest Virginia,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “We will continue to be vigilant in working with our partners in law enforcement to combat this growing threat.”

At sentencing, Anderson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum statutory sentence of life in prison. 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, the Virginia State Police, the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 10, 2016