Galax man to be sentenced on federal drug and firearms violations.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Friday, September 9, 2011 at 6:00 am (Updated: September 9, 6:58 am)
ROANOKE — A 32-year-old Galax man faces enhanced penalties after pleading guilty to illegal drug offenses where there were guns involved.
Shannon Donithan appeared in federal court in Roanoke on Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine, court papers say.
The maximum penalty that could arise includes a $10 million fine and a prison term of life, according to the plea agreement in the case.
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