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Charlottesville Man Gets 10 Years on Drug Charges
August 15, 2011

A Charlottesville man, who previously pleaded guilty to possessing powder cocaine, was sentenced Monday in Charlottesville.

Roderick Lee Johnson, 57, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute over 500 grams of powder cocaine. He was sentenced to ten years in prison and eight years of supervised release thereafter.

"Mr. Johnson has been justly punished for his role in a drug business that operated in Charlottesville for several years," United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy said.

Johnson was charged in January 2011 after an investigation lead [sic] authorities to believe he was involved in drug trafficking. During the execution of a search warrant at Johnson's residence, investigators discovered over half a kilogram of powder cocaine.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Jefferson Area Drug Task Force, Albemarle County Police Department and the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney's Office.


(Western District of Virginia Press Release)