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Girlfriend of Convicted Drug Dealer Sentenced

June 9, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. - Zsa Zsa Council, age 30, of Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced today to ten years of imprisonment for Maintaining Drug Involved Premises.

                Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and James R. Gregorius, Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), made the announcement after the sentencing today by Chief United States District Judge James R. Spencer.  Council pled guilty on February 12, 2010.

                According to court documents, Zsa Zsa Council, the girlfriend of convicted drug dealer, Denard Carrington, leased 1707 Peter Paul Boulevard in Richmond Virginia, where she allowed Carrington to storage and sell large quantities of cocaine.   On April 21, 2009, Richmond Police officers executed a search warrant at that residence.  Both Council and Carrington were in the master bedroom where nearly one kilogram of cocaine hydrochloride; digital scales with cocaine residue; drug packaging materials; ammunition; and three firearms, including a fully automatic Mac10 machine gun, an SKS assault rifle, and a high capacity handgun, were recovered in plain view.  Over $55,000 in U.S. currency was also recovered from various places inside the bedroom. 

                Denard Carrington was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James R. Spencer on January 14, 2010, to 420 months’ incarceration for Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Offense; Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon; and Possession of an Unregistered Firearm.

                This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Richmond, Virginia Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Angela Mastandrea-Miller prosecuted 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  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on

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