Roanoke man sentenced to ten years prison on drug and gun charges

Mugshot courtesy Roanoke City Jail
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- A Roanoke man has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm as part of his drug trafficking activities.

Tahlik Shine, 20, had pleaded guilty.

The case originated in 2018, when Roanoke City Police officers pulled Shine over in traffic twice. In July, Shine was stopped by police due to a tail light being out and was found to be in possession of a firearm and a measurable amount of cocaine. In October, after being stopped by police for an outstanding arrest warrant, Shine was found to be in possession of 151 grams of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney Thomas Cullen says, “This case illustrates our focus on working with the Roanoke Police Department to target individuals who unlawfully use and possess firearms,” U.S. Attorney Cullen stated today. “We will continue to surge federal resources into this community to reduce violence, gang, and drug-related activity.”

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