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DOJ: Big Stone Gap man sentenced to 19 years on meth charges

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ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – A Huge Stone Hole man was sentenced to 228 months in federal jail for his position in conspiring to site visitors methamphetamine from Georgia into Southwest Virginia, in accordance with the U.S. Division of Justice (DOJ).

A launch from the DOJ states that Jonathan Rollins, 39, pleaded responsible in October 2021 to the next expenses:

  • One depend of conspiring to own with the intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or extra of methamphetamine
  • One depend of possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine
  • One county of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

Rollins was concerned in a conspiracy to “greater than 5,000 grams of methamphetamine from Atlanta, Georgia into Southwest Virginia,” the discharge states.

The DOJ stories that between July 2019 and December 2020, Rollins and others deliberate to promote methamphetamine in Lee and Smart counties following journeys from Huge Stone Hole to Atlanta. Whereas in Atlanta, Rollins reportedly purchased “a number of kilograms of methamphetamine at a time for roughly $12,000 per kilogram.”

Rollins then introduced the meth again to the Southwest Virginia area with plans to distribute it.

Two co-conspirators, recognized as Justin Cress and Cory Hammond, had been each sentenced to greater than 11 years in jail for his or her roles. One other individual concerned, Eric Glass, was sentenced earlier in January to 14 years in jail.

Two remaining co-conspirators, recognized by the DOJ as Daniel Rowland and Jessica Robey, are set to be sentenced later in January.



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