Johnny “Smoke” Dotson to Serve 12 Years In Prison For Drug Distribution

BUCHANAN COUNTY DRUG DEALER TO SERVE 12 YEARS IN PRISON On December 3, 2012, a Buchanan County Circuit Court judge sentenced Johnny “Smoke” Dotson, 59, of Hurley, Virginia to fifty years in a Virginia prison for distribution of a schedule II controlled substance. Dotson will serve twelve years of this sentence before being released on the requirement that he complete…

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Drug Indictments Returned Against 49

On April 25, 2012, a Buchanan County Grand Jury returned a total of 164 sealed drug indictments against 49 defendants. Included in these indictments were six defendants who have prior convictions for drug distribution. Buchanan County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald Arrington explained that “where an individual has a prior conviction for drug distribution, a second or subsequent offense carries a maximum…

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