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Virginia Beach Residents Charged With Running Mushroom, Hashish, and Marijuana Grow Operation in Pungo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. – Jonathan Woosley, 29; Jeanine Woosley, 58; and David Roger Snell, 34, all of Virginia Beach, Va., were arrested today pursuant to a federal indictment charging them with allegedly possessing approximately 290 marijuana plants, possessing more than 20 pounds of harvested marijuana, possessing nearly 90 grams of psilocybin, commonly known as “mushrooms,” secreting more than $60,000, and possessing growing equipment.

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the indictment was unsealed following the arrest of the three individuals.  If convicted, each defendant faces up to a maximum of 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $2 million, and four years of supervised release.

            According to court documents, Jonathan Woosley, who presently is on federal supervised release for the conviction of growing marijuana, allegedly grew marijuana from a Pungo home occupied by David Roger Snell.  Woosley is charged in the federal indictment with his mother Jeanine, and Snell.

            This case was investigated jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virginia Beach Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Comstock is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.        
      
            Criminal indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

 

 

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