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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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WAYNESBORO MAN TO SERVE 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN MASSIVE METHAMPHETAMINE RING

~ Guadalupe Chavez Loya Was Responsible For Distribution of Over 35 Pounds of Methamphetamine Over 6 Month Period ~

 

WAYNESBORO (May 9, 2018) – Guadalupe Chavez Loya, 42, of Waynesboro, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for his role in a massive methamphetamine distribution ring. Chavez Loya pled guilty on September 20, 2017 to distribution of 200 grams or more of methamphetamine after investigators discovered he was responsible for the distribution of more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine in a six-month period. The case was handled by prosecutors from the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney David Ledbetter, who announced the sentence after it was imposed by Waynesboro Circuit Judge Charles L. Ricketts, III.

 

“My top priority as Attorney General is keeping Virginians and their families safe, and anyone who is distributing dangerous and deadly drugs like methamphetamine poses a significant risk to our communities,” said Attorney General Herring. “My team and I take these cases very seriously and will continue to work with our local and federal partners to hold these criminals accountable and keep Virginia safe.”

 

"The Waynesboro Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is committed to prosecuting and seeking lengthy prison sentences for individuals like Mr. Loya who are spreading the poison of narcotics in our community,” said Waynesboro Commonwealth’s Attorney David Ledbetter. “I am proud of the dedicated efforts of the members of the local Drug Task Force, my Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney and the Attorney General's Office in the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.”

 

Virginia Assistant Attorney General Phil Figura of the Attorney General’s Major Crimes and Emerging Threats Section and Waynesboro Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Sherrill prosecuted the case for the Commonwealth.

 

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