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Jury indicts 7 on drug charges

WYTHE COUNTY — A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for allegedly running a crack cocaine distribution operation in Wythe County.
Six of the seven men are from Wytheville and are in custody, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Julia C. Dudley and Wythe County Sheriff Doug King.
David Tony Moore, a 43-year-old suspect, of Michigan, is yet to be apprehended.
Two of the suspects, Andrae Rodregas Davis, 28, and Christopher Lance Taylor, 26, already were incarcerated on state charges.
The remaining suspects are Reginald Scoot Anderson, 37; Vincent Pernell Kyle, 39; Landon Demitrus Taylor, 27; and Marcus Lamonte Davis, 35.
“These men were responsible for bringing large amounts of crack cocaine into our area,” Dudley said. “I am grateful for the tireless efforts of all the men and women who investigated this case and were able to bring charges against these defendants.”
King added, “I think this is a fine example of inter-departmental co-operation, ensuring that a crack distribution ring has been dismantled. All of the local, state and federal agents worked well together, they worked many long hours and this is the fruition of their efforts.”
All seven suspects are charged with one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, authorities said.
Moore also is charged with one count of possessing with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine.
Andrae Davis also faces two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine, four counts of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Anderson also is charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine.
Kyle faces additional charges of two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing 5 grams or more of crack cocaine and one count of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine.
If convicted, the maximum penalty faced by each defendant is life imprisonment and a fine ranging from $4 million to $16 million.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, Wytheville Police Department, Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer is prosecuting the case.
A grand jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.
Each defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Jury indicts 7 on drug charges

WYTHE COUNTY — A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for allegedly running a crack cocaine distribution operation in Wythe County.
Six of the seven men are from Wytheville and are in custody, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Julia C. Dudley and Wythe County Sheriff Doug King.
David Tony Moore, a 43-year-old suspect, of Michigan, is yet to be apprehended.
Two of the suspects, Andrae Rodregas Davis, 28, and Christopher Lance Taylor, 26, already were incarcerated on state charges.
The remaining suspects are Reginald Scoot Anderson, 37; Vincent Pernell Kyle, 39; Landon Demitrus Taylor, 27; and Marcus Lamonte Davis, 35.
“These men were responsible for bringing large amounts of crack cocaine into our area,” Dudley said. “I am grateful for the tireless efforts of all the men and women who investigated this case and were able to bring charges against these defendants.”
King added, “I think this is a fine example of inter-departmental co-operation, ensuring that a crack distribution ring has been dismantled. All of the local, state and federal agents worked well together, they worked many long hours and this is the fruition of their efforts.”
All seven suspects are charged with one count of conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, authorities said.
Moore also is charged with one count of possessing with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine.
Andrae Davis also faces two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine, four counts of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Anderson also is charged with four counts of distributing crack cocaine.
Kyle faces additional charges of two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing 5 grams or more of crack cocaine and one count of possessing with the intent to distribute and distributing crack cocaine.
If convicted, the maximum penalty faced by each defendant is life imprisonment and a fine ranging from $4 million to $16 million.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, Wytheville Police Department, Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer is prosecuting the case.
A grand jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.
Each defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.