President of Handyman, Plus, Inc. Indicted and Arrested in Methamphetamine Case
NORFOLK, Va. – A federal grand jury has indicted Loren Dude Linker, 49, of Virginia Beach, Va., for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, maintaining drug-involved premises, using communication facilities, and using corporate assets to facilitate his distribution operations.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Linker was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents this morning. Linker is scheduled to make an initial appearance at 2:00 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller.
According to the 17-count indictment, Linker is President and Chief Officer of a Virginia corporation known as Handyman Plus, Inc., that was also licensed in the City of Virginia Beach. The indictment alleges that Linker used business vehicles and his business location to distribute methamphetamine. The indictment further alleges that Linker had his source of supply mail the methamphetamine to him from California to Virginia.
This case was investigated by the DEA and the Norfolk Police Department with assistance from the Virginia Beach Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin M. Comstock is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
Indictments are only charges and not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty.