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Man pleads guilty to meth charge

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Mark Lintecum faces a mandatory 10-year federal sentence for conspiracy to sell drugs.

By Staff Reports

 

ROANOKE — A 41-year-old Hillsville man pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in federal court Monday.
Mark Anthony Lintecum, along with seven others, faced a charge of conspiracy in a federal indictment from December 2011.
He entered the guilty plea before Judge Glen Conrad in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
“Count 1 charges me with conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine...” the plea agreement states. “The maximum statutory penalty is a fine of $10 million and/or imprisonment for a term of life, plus a terms of supervised release. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment for a term of 10 years.”
Lintecum will find out his sentence at a Dec. 14 court hearing.