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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Two More Sentenced as Part of Federal Methamphetamine Case

Operation Took Down Trafficking Organization Bringing Drugs into SW Virginia

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – Another pair of defendants who were part of a conspiracy that trafficked methamphetamine in and around Virginia and Kentuck, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

 

Silas Fee, 34, of Rose Hill, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute methamphetamine and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Today in District Court, Fee was sentenced to 195 months in federal prison.

 

Charlinda Harber, 37, of Jonesville, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Harber was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison.

 

“These defendants made our community less safe by trafficking in addictive substances and in many cases possessing firearms while they did it,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We will continue to work with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to stop the flow of this dangerous drug into our communities.”

 

Along with the two individuals sentenced today, a total of 15 defendants have been charged with being part of the conspiracy, eight of which have already been sentenced to federal prison terms.

 

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bell County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office, the Middlesboro, Kentucky Police Department, the Lee County Virginia Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bristol and Atlanta Field Divisions. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 5, 2017