Roanoke man sentenced on federal drug charge

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - A Roanoke man will spend 10 years and six months in prison on federal drugs charges.

In March, 32-year-old Rahmyene Jones pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute a substance containing a detectable amount of heroin.

He was found with heroin during two traffic stops in May and September of 2015.

"The United States Attorney's Office continues to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute cases involving heroin," United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. "The abuse of this drug is a serious health epidemic and must be dealt with as such."

According to evidence presented at previous hearings, Jones was found to be in possession of heroin during two traffic stops conducted by the Roanoke City Police Department and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, one on September 2, 2015 and one on May 27, 2015.

The investigation of the case was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Roanoke City Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Ashely B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.