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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Woodbridge Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

Lynchburg, VIRGINIA – A Woodbridge woman, who conspired with others to traffic methamphetamine in and around the Lynchburg, Virginia region, pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Christiana Hudgins, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia, pled guilty yesterday to one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine. At sentencing, Hudgins faces a maximum possible penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison.

“Methamphetamine abuse and addiction is one of the most pressing matters we in the law enforcement community are dealing with today,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “We will continue to devote the resources needed to combat this problem across the Western District.”

According to evidence presented to the court, Hudgins admitted to facilitating drug sales for other members of a larger methamphetamine conspiracy. She also admitted to, at times, conducting sales of methamphetamine herself, as well as traveling out-of-state to bring methamphetamine back to Virginia for distribution.

The investigation of the case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the Roanoke City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Donald R. Wolthuis and Special Assistant United States Attorney Kari Munro prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 13, 2016