Richmond Man Charged With Running Methamphetamine Stash House
RICHMOND, Va. – Stephen D. Hahne, Jr., 44, of Richmond, Va., was arrested today for allegedly allowing his house in Richmond’s Fan District to be used as a base of operations for an interstate methamphetamine trafficking business.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Ava Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s Washington Division, made the announcement.
According to an indictment unsealed today after his arrest, Hahne allegedly allowed dealers to operate their interstate methamphetamine distribution businesses out of his residence at 2240 Park Avenue, in the Fan District of Richmond, Va., where they received, stored, distributed and used methamphetamine. In return, the dealers allegedly provided Hahne with methamphetamine at reduced rates, thus enabling him to obtain and use methamphetamine without having to leave his residence and look for it on the street.
Because Hahne allegedly used his residence to facilitate the drug operation, the United States is seeking to forfeit the 2240 Park Avenue residence.
The indictment is part of Operation Endgame, a major Organized Crime Drug Task Force investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in central Virginia and other places. The investigation is continuing.
The case was investigated by DEA’s Richmond Division. Assistant United States Attorney David T. Maguire is prosecuting the case for the United States.
Criminal 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.justice.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.