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Dillwyn man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Stewart C. Booker

Stewart C. Booker of Dillwyn pled guilty Thursday, April 30, in the U.S. District Court in Lynchburg to federal drug charges related to the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.

A release from the Department of Justice stated Booker, 46, pled guilty Thursday to one count of distributing cocaine, one count of distributing heroin, and one count of distributing methamphetamine.

Booker faces up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million.

“Combatting opioid and methamphetamine trafficking is among the top priorities of our office,” U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen said Thursday. “We have increased federal collaboration with our state and local partners in the Piedmont region over the last several months and hope to bring additional cases soon.”

According to court records, between July 25, 2018, and October 24, 2018, law enforcement made a series of undercover purchases of narcotics from Booker at various locations in Buckingham County.

The transactions involved the sale of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. At the time, Booker was distributing these drugs while he was on federal supervision.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Piedmont Regional Narcotics and Gang Enforcement Task that is comprised of the Virginia State Police, the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office, the Farmville Police Department and the Longwood University Police Department.