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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Charge

Roger Coley Admits to Conspiring to Distribute ICE Methamphetamine

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A Tennessee man, who conspired with others to traffic ICE methamphetamine into Southwest Virginia for further distribution, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Roger Coley, 60, pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent distribute ICE methamphetamine. Coley will be sentenced on December 28, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Abingdon.

“This conspiracy brought large quantities of this very potent form of ICE methamphetamine into Southwest Virginia and preyed on the addictions of others for financial gain,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “Law enforcement in this case worked cooperatively to dismantle this conspiracy and bring this defendant, and others involved in this activity, to justice.”

According to evidence presented at today’s guilty plea hearing by Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne, Coley assisted in a conspiracy to traffic ICE methamphetamine from Tennessee into Virginia. Specifically, Coley, and co-defendant Randy Doss, who were both located in Tennessee, supplied ICE methamphetamine to co-conspirators Mike Warren, Summer Delp, Kevin Roark and Tim Montgomery, and others, who would typically travel from Virginia to Tennessee to purchase the methamphetamine.  Once the methamphetamine arrived in Virginia, the group would further distribute the drug.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; United States Drug Enforcement Administration; United States Marshals Service; and Virginia State Police.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Jayne prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 5, 2016