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VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Five Defendants Plead Guilty in Drug Conspiracy Investigation

Defendants Admit Trafficking Crystal Ice Methamphetamine and Other Drugs into Virginia from Georgia Abingdon, VIRGINIA – Five members of a drug distribution organization that trafficked methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone, cocaine, and other drugs from Georgia into Southwest Virginia pleaded guilty recently in federal court to federal drug conspiracy charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Five Defendants Plead Guilty in Drug Conspiracy Investigation

VIRGINIA News: Duffield Man, Claude Gene Sloan Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Claude Sloan was on Supervised Release at the Time of Most Recent Offenses Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Duffield man, who was on supervised release for a previous federal conviction after serving a lengthy state prison sentence for arson, to a total of 14 years in federal prison for marijuana and … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Duffield Man, Claude Gene Sloan Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Virginia News: NEWPORT NEWS, Two Convicted Felons Charged with Possessing Firearms

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging two Hampton Roads men with being a felon in possession of a firearm. “Convicted felons who possess firearms present a significant danger to the safety of our law enforcement partners and the communities they serve,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for … Continue reading Virginia News: NEWPORT NEWS, Two Convicted Felons Charged with Possessing Firearms

Virginia News: Suffolk Man, Christopher Howerton Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography

NORFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release for receiving images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. According to court documents, Christopher Howerton, 33, was identified by both the Virginia Beach Police Department and Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force … Continue reading Virginia News: Suffolk Man, Christopher Howerton Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Glenn Murphy Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

NORFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl. According to court documents, Glenn Murphy, 38, sold a total of three ounces of heroin to the Portsmouth Police during an undercover operation. After a subsequent attempt to sell heroin to the police, Murphy placed under arrest and searched. … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Glenn Murphy Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

VIRGINIA News: Atlanta Man, Michael Anthony Townes Sentenced for Threatening Charlottesville-Area Schools

October 2017 Threats Resulted in Modified Lockdown Charlottesville City Schools Charlottesville, VIRGINIA – A federal judge here sentenced an Atlanta man today to 12 months and one-day in federal prison as a result of his October 2017 posting of threatening messages against Charlottesville-area schools that caused Charlottesville City Schools to go into a modified lockdown … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Atlanta Man, Michael Anthony Townes Sentenced for Threatening Charlottesville-Area Schools

Virginia News: NORFOLK, Wesley Paul Hadsell, Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Ammunition

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man was sentenced today to the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition. According to court documents, Wesley Paul Hadsell, 40, pleaded guilty on Nov. 6, 2015. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Hadsell admitted that … Continue reading Virginia News: NORFOLK, Wesley Paul Hadsell, Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Ammunition

Virginia News: Jury Convicts Moroccan Man, Zakaria Taoufik of Assault on Federal Officers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal jury convicted a Moroccan man yesterday on charges of assaulting federal law enforcement officers and failure to depart the United States. “These ICE officers were carrying out a lawful judicial order to deport a convicted felon,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “This verdict … Continue reading Virginia News: Jury Convicts Moroccan Man, Zakaria Taoufik of Assault on Federal Officers