Bristol Man Lies About Drug Use In Court, Sentenced To Federal Prison
A Bristol, Virginia man, who made false statements about his drug use during a hearing related to his federal supervision, is sentenced to two and a half years in prison. According to court documents, Amanza James Pollino, 41, was on supervised probation following a 2008 conviction of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Pollino served a 120 month sentence before being placed on supervised release in2018. Pollino, under oath, testified he had not used a controlled substance, including cocaine, in more than a month and a half. However, evidence presented at trial showed Pollino tested positive for cocaine immediately following his testimony. Pollino eventually confessed to using cocaine, just six days before the hearing.