Two men sentenced to more than 10 years for distributing drugs in Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) –Two men are facing more than 10 years in federal prison for distributing drugs in Roanoke, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

The attorney’s office stated the two men — 28-year-old Jarod Sylvester Alston and 32-year-old Antonio Lemar Waddel — conspired with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, at least 100 grams of heroin, and 40 grams or more of both fentanyl and cocaine.

Last week, Alston was sentenced to 135 months, and Waddell was sentenced to 132 months in prison.

According to court documents, Alston, Waddell, and others engaged in trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl out of a home on Crescent Street NW in Roanoke between May 2018 and September 2019.

Then on Aug. 28, 2019, investigators issued a search warrant at the home and took several illegal drugs — including roughly 370 grams of methamphetamine, 103 grams of fentanyl, 8 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of heroin, and 119 grams of a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl. Investigators also confiscated more than $38,000 in cash and multiple firearms.

The Virginia State Police along with the help from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the City of Roanoke Police Department, and the Roanoke Division of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program were involved in the investigation of the case.

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