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Williamsburg Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Drug Distribution

July 12, 2011

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Arthur Nakia Jones, 35, of Williamsburg, Va., was sentenced today to 240 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his participation in a conspiracy to possess and distribute crack and powder cocaine.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.  Jones plead guilty on March 24, 2011.

According to court documents, Jones was involved in the drug conspiracy from 1997 through 2006. He bought and sold powder cocaine, cooked powder cocaine into crack for distribution, and also bought and sold cocaine in Williamsburg, Newport News and Suffolk.  

            This case was investigated by the James City County Police Department and the Virginia State Police Tri-Rivers Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Eric M. Hurt 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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