Lebanon, VA — On October 13, 2016, Gary Gene Street, a 46 year-old man was convicted of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine, in the Russell County Circuit Court. Street was sentenced to twenty-one (21) years, with thirteen (13) years suspended, and three (3) years supervised probation upon his release. Street will immediately begin serving eight (8) years in prison.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Patton presented evidence at Thursday’s hearing that during a traffic stop of a vehicle that Street was a passenger in, officers found materials used to manufacture methamphetamine and a substance containing methamphetamine.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Patton stated, “manufacturing of Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous activity, both for the person making Methamphetamine and the innocent bystanders and neighbors in proximity to the illegal processes. I believe we are all aware of the tragic stories of people being seriously injured or killed by containers exploding and catching fire during the illegal manufacturing process.”
Sheriff Steve Dye stated, “following a significant sentencing event like this it is important to remind all citizens to be vigilant and contact law enforcement about suspicious activities they observe in their neighborhoods.”
This case was investigated by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office. Tips and information can be anonymously provided to law enforcement by calling or texting (276) 415-0103.