Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Oct. 27 is first public meeting on downtown’s future.
Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 28 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m.
The department is looking for input and ideas from citizens to help update the vision for the downtown area for the next 20 years. The plan will seek to address the rise of downtown living and the importance of public spaces and amenities. It will also focus on successful small businesses, major employers, and other initiatives that help establish downtown Roanoke as a reg
The Police Chief of the Marion, Va., Police Department was arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges related to the distribution of a controlled substance.
Michael Dean Roberts, a.k.a. “Fireball,” age 54, of Saltville, Va., was arrested via a federal criminal complaint earlier this morning and charged with one count of distribution of a controlled substance.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, Roberts is charged with distributing the name brand prescription pain killer Lortab, which contained the schedule III narcotic hydrocodone.
On June 08 Roberts was recorded in a phone call with a cooperating defendant and later met with the defendant in the afternoon where pills were provided. While being recorded with audio and video Roberts crushed the pills and snorted two lines and then raked the residue with his hands from the place and licked the residue from his hands
On two previous occasions the defendant provided pills to Roberts according to the criminal complaint.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Virginia State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary Lee will prosecute the case for the United States.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Community, Crime
Tags: crime, DOJ, Law_enforcement