Mallory sentenced on drug charge

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Galax man pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine.

ROANOKE — A 23-year-old Galax man will spend 78 months in federal prison for dealing methamphetamine, after a sentencing hearing Monday.
Allen Michael Mallory, along with one co-defendant, was named in a federal grand jury indictment in August 2011, charging him with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing meth, a schedule II controlled substance.
Mallory pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2011.
In his sentencing, Mallory avoided an enhanced sentence for carrying a weapon, unlike his co-defendant, court documents noted.
Previous offenses prosecuted under the state courts were described as “minor in nature, mitigating criminal seriousness seen in little and/or no sentence.” These items helped to reduced the severity of the federal court sentence, the documents note.
Beyond the 78 months active sentence and a $1,000 fine, Mallory will stay under supervised release for five years.
The court recommended imprisonment for Mallory at Butner, N.C., or Beckley, W.Va., where he will have to go through testing and treatment for substance abuse.
After getting out of prison, Mallory cannot own weapons and will be subject to warrantless search and seizure.