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Blacksburg man sentenced for selling cocaine, having gun

Holland to spend 27 months in prison

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ROANOKE, Va. – A 24-year-old Blacksburg man knows how long he'll be in prison for distributing cocaine and having a gun.

Matthew Jeremy Holland was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison on Thursday.

He previously pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine and one count of possessing a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

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.


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