President of Handyman Plus, Inc. Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Charges
NORFOLK, Va. – Loren Dude Linker, 49, of Virginia Beach, Va., the President and Chief Officer of Handyman Plus, Inc., a Virginia corporation licensed in the City of Virginia Beach, pleaded guilty today to two criminal counts of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and to using a communication facility to facilitate drug trafficking felony offenses.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after Linker pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Henry C. Morgan, Jr. Linker faces a minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 43 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 20, 2011.
According to a statement of facts submitted with his plea agreement, Linker used business vehicles and his business location to distribute methamphetamine and repeatedly sold methamphetamine from his business vehicles for over a one-year period. The statement of facts also state that Linker’s suppler mailed the methamphetamine to him from California.
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.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.