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Norfolk Man Sentenced to More than 23 years in Prison on Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

June 28, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. – Dion Christopher Cameron, 42, of Norfolk, Va., was sentenced today in Norfolk federal court to 280 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, heroin, cocaine and marijuana, and for possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime.  Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Cameron was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Raymond A. Jackson.  Cameron previously pled guilty to the charges on March 29, 2010.

According to court records, from approximately late July 2000 until his arrest on
December 4, 2009, Cameron was involved in the distribution of heroin, cocaine and marijuana.  He primarily distributed drugs in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News, Virginia.  From approximately July 2000, until early 2005, Cameron traveled to New York City on a regular basis to procure multi-hundred gram and kilogram quantities of heroin, and then transported the heroin to the Eastern District of Virginia where it was processed and distributed to redistributors and users.  Records also show that Cameron traveled to Washington, D.C. and Florida to obtain marijuana, and that he obtained his cocaine from dealers within the Hampton Roads area.  During the course of the conspiracy, Cameron was responsible for 47.344 kilograms of heroin, 4.010 kilograms of cocaine and 17.719 kilograms of marijuana.

This case was investigated jointly by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Portsmouth Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Darryl Mitchell 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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