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Wright Brothers from Virginia Beach Indicted on Marijuana and Cocaine Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. –Two brothers, Johnathan Leon Wright, Jr., 28, and Dion Jimon Wright, 34, both of Virginia Beach, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on marijuana and cocaine distribution charges.  Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the indictment was returned by the grand jury. 

According to both the 14-count indictment and the criminal complaint on file, the defendants are alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine over almost five years.  The brothers and their co-conspirators ran a grow-operation in the Alanton neighborhood of Virginia Beach and had exotic and mid-grade marijuana shipped from California and Arizona to Virginia Beach via common carrier and in cars by couriers recruited by the organization. The brothers also packaged and sold large amounts cocaine from various locations in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.  Johnathan Leon Wright, Jr. was on federal supervised release during the commission of the one or more of the offenses alleged in the indictment.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virginia Beach and Norfolk Police Departments.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Comstock is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

Criminal complaints and indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is 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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