Roanoke man sentenced for meth charges

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ROANOKE, Va. (CBS) - A Roanoke man has been sentenced after trafficking large quantities of meth from Arizona to Roanoke Valley for redistribution.

Curtis Ronnie Hilton, 45, was sentenced today to a term of 220 months in prison.

Hilton entered guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and one count of being a previously convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm.

Officials say that Hilton was also in violation of his supervised release, and was sentenced to an additional term of imprisonment of 60 months.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings, from at least April 2015 until June 2016, Hilton conspired to distribute meth around the Roanoke Valley.

Officials say if this went to trial, it would have proven that Hilton had a source in Arizona for the redistribution of meth. It also would have shown that he was a large-scale distributor that directed numerous other co-conspirators.

Some of those working with Hilton have been convicted including Brandi Doss and Joy Mason.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the State Police and the Roanoke city Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Ashely B. Neese prosecuted the case for the United States.