Man gets 20 years in federal prison for trafficking meth into Southwest Virginia
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police announced on Monday that a man from Georgia has been given 20 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine into Smyth County.
According to police, 40-year-old Jerada “Rod” Henderson, of Locust Grove, Georgia, was arrested by the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office in October 2018 after officers found him inside a home in Saltville, Virginia, with over 450 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a firearm and ammunition. The residence was owned by Henderson’s co-conspirators.Pharmacist convicted of drug trafficking, distributed more than 750,000 doses of controlled substances
In February of this year, a jury convicted Henderson on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, a controlled substance, and one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, police said in a statement.
The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation that led to Henderson’s arrest.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.