Former Police Chief Sentenced for Dealing Drugs

Former southwestern Virginia police chief sentenced to 6 years for drug distribution

Michael Dean Roberts (AP Photo / Bristol Herald Courier, Earl Neikirk)

Oct. 9, 2013

A former police chief has been sentenced to six years in prison for dealing methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs.

Michael Dean Roberts of Saltville, Va. pleaded guilty to a single drug-distribution count in July. The former Marion police chief was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon.

Authorities said Roberts sold over 7,000 hydrocodone pills, 365 grams of methamphetamine, small amounts of cocaine and oxycodone from 2006 through June.

A federal prosecutor says some of the drugs came from the police department's evidence room.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 227096751 -
Gray Television, Inc.