Roanoke man pleads guilty to federal heroin distribution charge

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Michael Kemp, II, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal heroin distribution charge.

According to U.S. Attorney John Fishwick, Jr., Kemp entered his plea in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to one count of conspiring to distribute heroin.

"Heroin is ruining lives and destroying communities all across Western Virginia," said Fishwick. "We will continue to do all we can to prosecute those who deal in this highly addictive and deadly drug and provide support and treatment to those who are suffering from addiction."

Kemp's plea follows an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Roanoke Police Department and the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case.