A Blacksburg man was sentenced Thursday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on a pair of federal charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Matthew Jeremy Holland, 24, of Blacksburg, previously pled guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm by a previously convicted felon. Today in District Court, Holland was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.

According to evidence presented by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, Holland was charged after attempting to sell cocaine and a firearm to an informant with the New River Regional Drug Task Force.

The investigation of the case was conducted by New River Regional Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

— Submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice



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