The Galax man pleaded guilty to federal meth distribution charges
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:00 am (Updated: March 19, 5:58 am)
ROANOKE — A 29-year-old Galax man will serve 188 months in a federal prison for a drug-related conviction and then be deported, according to court papers.
Juan Israel Morales was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute of a large quantity of methamphetamine.
An August 2011 federal indictment originally charged Morales with possession of meth with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, according to court papers.
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