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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

USP Lee Inmate Sentenced on Conspiracy Charge

Jermaine Jeffries to Serve an Additional 60 Months

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – An inmate at the United States Federal Penitentiary in Lee County, Virginia [USP Lee] who previously pled guilty in United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to conspiring with others to bring illegal narcotics into the prison, was sentenced yesterday, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Jermaine Calvin Jeffries, 44, formerly of Pennington Gap, Va., waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty to a one count Information charging him with one count of conspiring with others to provide a prohibited object, methamphetamine, to other inmates. Jefferies was sentenced yesterday to an additional 60 months in federal prison.


Jeffries conspired with others to provide inmates inside USP Lee with methamphetamine, Suboxone and marijuana. The conspirators did this through the use of phone calls to arrange transportation of the methamphetamine and the attempted transportation of the drug from outside the prison to prisoners incarcerated at USP Lee.


The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 28, 2017