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Two Charged in Charlottesville Meth Conspiracy Sentenced

November 23, 2011

The final two members who have been charged with being part a conspiracy that brought large quantities of methamphetamine to Charlottesville before distributing the drugs to other areas of the district, were sentenced Tuesday.

Cynthia Dawn Haldane, 27, of Wingina, and Esteban Salmeron-Duque, 34, were sentenced in in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Haldane, who previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams methamphetamine and one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 72 months in prison and five years of supervised release thereafter.

Salmeron-Duque previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 180 months in prison. Following his incarceration, Salmeron-Duque will be deported to his native Mexico.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the Waynesboro Augusta Staunton and State Police Drug Task Force.


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