Virginia Drug Trafficker Gets 20 Year Federal Prison Sentence

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ABINGDON, Va.– A Georgia drug trafficker is heading to prison for 20 years after being convicted for moving large amounts of crystal meth through Virginia.

According to police, Jerada “Rod” Henderson, 40, of Locust Grove, Georgia, was convicted by a jury in February on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Today, he was sentenced for his conviction.

“Henderson was arrested by the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office in October 2018 after law enforcement executed a search warrant on a home in Saltville, Virginia. Law enforcement found Henderson in the home, owned by Henderson’s co-conspirators, along with over 450 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a firearm, and ammunition,” the Virginia State Police said today.

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