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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 6, 2016

Three More Conspirators Plead Guilty in Methamphetamine Case

Nearly a Dozen Have Been Convicted for Being Part of the Conspiracy

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Three more individuals associated with a methamphetamine conspiracy that trafficked large quantities of the drug from Atlanta, Georgia to Southwest Virginia, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Jeremey Bartley, 27, pled guilty today to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Franklin Dee Rose, 37, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and Donna Jenkins pled guilty to one count of misprision of a felony.

“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to focus on traffickers like those prosecuted in this case,” United tates Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, these individuals, and others, were part of a methamphetamine conspiracy that trafficked and distributed multiple pounds of crystal methamphetamine between Atlanta, Georgia, Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

To date, more than ten other individuals have pled guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine as part of the investigation.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bristol, Virginia Police Department, the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department, the Abingdon Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 6, 2016