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Virginia Beach Resident Pleads Guilty to Growing Marijuana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. - Jonathan Woosley, 29, of Virginia Beach, Va., pled guilty today in Norfolk federal court to three counts of Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises.  Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the plea hearing before United States Magistrate Judge F. Bradford Stillman. 

According to court documents, on March 23, 2010, Woosley, assisted by David Roger Snell, 34, of Virginia Beach, possessed approximately 290 marijuana plants in a home he rented in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach.  Execution of a search warrant disclosed both the presence of a hashish manufacturing operation and that marijuana had been harvested there.  Searches at Woosley’s residence and his mother=s residence also resulted in the recovery of hallucinogenic mushrooms, harvested marijuana and about $40,000 in currency.

        Woosley will be sentenced on October 7, 2010.  Snell, who previously pled guilty, will be sentenced on August 4, 2010.  The third defendant, Jeanine Woosley, 58, of Virginia Beach, has a plea hearing scheduled for June 16, 2010 before Magistrate Judge Stillman.

This case was investigated 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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