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ROANOKE — A Galax man indicted on two illegal drug charges last November received a three-year federal prison term in sentencing proceedings Monday.
Timothy Matthew Montgomery was originally charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture containing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute.
In March, he entered a guilty plea to the conspiracy charge, which carried with it a maximum penalty of a $2 million fine and 40 years in prison, according to the plea agreement.
Though the court papers also stated there is a minimum penalty of five years imprisonment, Montgomery received a sentence of 36 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as affirmed by Judge G. Steven Agee.
Montgomery also received a term of five years supervised release and a $2,500 fine, court papers state.
The judge ordered Montgomery to participate in testing and treatment for substance abuse, the documents report. He is not allowed to own weapons in the future.
Agee dismissed the possession charge and gave Montgomery credit for time served awaiting trial.
The court recommended that Montgomery be housed at the federal correction facility at Beckley, W.Va.