two sentenced in virginia beach case involving 700 pounds of marijuana
NORFOLK, Va. - Ashlee Gina Bunn, 29, formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., and Antonio Allen Anderson, 29 of Newport News, Va., were sentenced today in Norfolk federal court on conspiracy charges involving over 700 pounds of marijuana seized in Virginia Beach, Va., and Nashville, Tn. Bunn was sentenced to nine years in prison, and Anderson was sentenced to one year and three months in prison.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after United States District Judge Raymond Jackson sentenced both defendants for their roles in the conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. The Court also ordered each to serve four years of supervised release following their release from prison. Bunn and Anderson previously pled guilty to these charges on May 25 and 18, 2010, respectively.
According to court documents, Bunn was involved in transporting 200 pounds of marijuana from Tennessee to Virginia Beach for distribution. She recruited Anderson to assist her in moving the marijuana from Newport News to Virginia Beach. After her arrest, she recruited another individual in Tennessee to remove 500 pounds of marijuana from the home she rented there. Search warrants in Virginia Beach and Tennessee resulted in the recovery of over $50,000 in currency and 500 pounds of marijuana. Bunn will be transferred to federal court in Tennessee for trial there with another co-conspirator.
This case was investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin M. Comstock 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 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.