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Norfolk Woman Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. – Linda Marie Delarosa, 31, of Norfolk, Va., was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Acting Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.

Delarosa pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge on December 17, 2013.  According to the statement of facts filed with her plea agreement, beginning in 2012, Delarosa, an Asheville, NC area based methamphetamine supplier, conspired with others to transport methamphetamine to the Eastern District of Virginia.  Delarosa later moved to Norfolk, Virginia, but continued to transport methamphetamine from the Asheville, NC area for repackaging and distributing in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Delarosa distributed large quantities of methamphetamine to various conspirators until August of 2013. 

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Virginia Beach Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Darryl Mitchell 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.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 https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

 

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