Christiansburg pair sentenced on meth charges

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A pair of Christiansburg residents were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on Federal drug conspiracy charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.


Timothy Wayne Radford, 49 and Melissa Dawn Lytton, 45, each previously pled guilty to conspiracy charges. Radford pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Lytton pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine. Today in District Court, Radford was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison. In a separate hearing today, Lytton was sentenced to 127 months in federal prison.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese, Radford and Lytton admitted to being involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine since at least late 2015 and continuing through March 2016, which was accountable for distributing between 1.5 and 5 kilograms of methamphetamine.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Virginia State Police and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.

– Submitted by the U.S. Department of Justice



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