Bond pleads guilty to meth charges

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Local man faces 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

ROANOKE — A Twin County man facing illegal drug charges in federal court has entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of methamphetamine.
A federal grand jury indicted Elijah Lee Bond, 24, in February on one count of conspiracy to distribute meth and four counts of distribution in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

He pleaded guilty in Roanoke on Monday, according to court documents. The maximum penalty for distribution of meth is a prison term of 20 years and a fine of $1 million.
The sentence will be based on an offense involving more than 50 but less than 200 grams of meth, court papers said.
“I understand that, because of my prior criminal record, I may be treated as a ‘career offender’ [in the federal sentencing guidelines] if the court determines I have at least two prior convictions for felony drug offenses and/or crimes of violence,” the plea agreement says.