32 Convicted In Drug Trafficking Ring from Las Vegas to Southwest Virginia

An investigation has led to the conviction of 32 people in an operation that included trafficking meth and other drugs from Las Vegas to Southwest Virginia.

United States Attorney Thomas Cullen said the final defendant was convicted earlier this week following a two-day jury trial.

Kevin Thomas Seigler, 36, of Las Vegas, wasa convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and conspiracy to use a communication facility to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense.

As a result of Operation Leaving Las Vegas, a massive drug-trafficking organization, which operated in Virginia and Nevada, has been dismantled and nearly three dozen of its members are serving lengthy terms in federal prison," United States Attorney Cullen stated today. "I am grateful to our federal, state, and local partners for their dedication and commitment to this important investigation over the last three years. We will continue our joint efforts to reduce the scourge of illegal drugs in Southwest Virginia."

In late 2016, numerous law enforcement agencies charged 32 people with conspiring to commit money laundering and to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone, and buprenorphine from Las Vegas into Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and elsewhere.

Get the full story, including the names of the defendants that have been sentenced, from ABC-13 WSET .


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