A Wirtz man will be sentenced in January on illegal alcohol and weapons charges stemming from a raid of his home.
Lester Ray Hodge pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to illegal manufacture of alcohol and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Sentencing is set for Jan. 3.
The Roanoke Times reports that Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen agreed not to prosecute two related charges in exchange for the 44-year-old Hodge's plea.
Also, Hodge's wife, Michelle Lynn Hodge, won't be prosecuted on a weapons charge.
Agents from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control raided the couple's home on June 25. Allen says the agents found more than 13 gallons of untaxed liquor.