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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tennessee Man Sentenced for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Tennessee man, who previously pled guilty to being part of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Jesus Silverstre Santos Jr., 26, of McMinnville, Tennessee, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Santos was sentenced to 49 months in federal prison.  

“We will continue to prosecute individuals who distribute these types of addictive and dangerous substances in our communities,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese, Santos, and other members of the conspiracy, traveled from Tennessee to the West Coast for the sole purpose of picking up methamphetamine to transport it back to Southwest Virginia to be distributed in Virginia, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.

The investigation of the case was conducted by, the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police, the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Pulaski Police Department, the Town of Dublin Police Department and the New Mexico State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 12, 2016