Keller to serve 10 years

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Galax man pleads guilty to federal drug charge.


ROANOKE — A Galax man indicted last year on federal drug charges will spend 10 years in prison.
Kevin Ray Keller, 27, was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2010, along with four others, on charges related to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Roanoke says Keller sold meth on Jan. 7, 2010, as part of this conspiracy.
Keller pleaded guilty on March 25 to one count of selling meth.
During a hearing Wednesday in Roanoke federal court, Keller was sentenced to 120 months in prison. He will receive drug treatment while incarcerated.
Also sentenced on Wednesday were four others named in the 2010 conspiracy indictment — Walter Kent Newman, Wallace Eugene Pruitt, Brian Scott Freeman and Jason Matthew Lawson.