Former Virginia Beach Resident Pleads Guilty to Pot Conspiracy
NORFOLK, Va., - Ashlee G. Bunn, 29 of Nashville, Tenn., and formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Bunn’s plea was accepted by United States District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Bunn faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in prison when she is sentenced on September 13, 2010.
According to court documents, on March 23, 2010, Bunn, assisted by Antonio Allen Anderson, 28, of Newport News, Va., possessed approximately 225 pounds of marijuana in Virginia Beach. Anderson previously pled guilty on May 18, 2010 and will be sentenced on September 13, 2010. A search of a residence tied to Bunn in Virginia Beach resulted in the recovery of over $50,000 in currency and a gun. Through additional joint investigations by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virginia Beach Police Department, a search warrant was obtained in Nashville, Tennessee. The search resulted in the recovery of approximately 500 pounds of marijuana linked to Bunn and co-conspirators. Bunn had attempted to get her co-conspirators to move the load of marijuana before law enforcement officials could seize it. Bunn and another individual were indicted in federal court in the Middle District of Tennessee related to the investigation there.
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.
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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