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Police Chief Faces Drug Charge

by AP posted Jun 19 2013 11:33AM
     ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A police chief in southwestern Virginia has been charged with drug distribution.
 
     Marion Police Chief Michael Dean Roberts was arrested Wednesday morning on one count of distribution of a controlled substance. An affidavit filed by a federal agent in U.S. District Court in Abingdon accuses the 54-year-old Saltville resident of selling the prescription painkiller Lortab to a cooperating witness.
 
     Court records do not list an attorney for Roberts, and no hearing date has been scheduled.
 
     Roberts did not immediately respond to telephone and email messages seeking comment.
 
 
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06/19/2013 11:33AM
Police Chief Faces Drug Charge
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