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Press Release

12 Indicted for Hampton Roads Heroin Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – An indictment was unsealed this afternoon charging 12 local residents with participating in a large-scale heroin distribution operation operating in Hampton Roads.

According to the indictment, from 2014 to 2017, the group conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 1000 grams or more of heroin. Additional charges include money laundering, maintain drug involved premises, use of a communication facility, and possession of a firearm during drug trafficking.


Hometown, Age


William Arthur Joe,

aka “Pops”, “Unc”, “Rudy K”

Hampton, 66

Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 15

Marcus Lawrence Joe

aka “Mark”, “Lil Cuzo”

Norfolk, 39

Counts 1, 2, 3, 5, 10

Louis Sean McBride

aka “Lou”

Virginia Beach, 35

Counts 2, 3, 6, 12

Michael Paul Jones

aka “Mike”, “Homeboy”

Hampton, 27

Counts 2, 3

Phillip Henderson Joe

aka “Fat Boy”, “Phil”

Hampton, 40

Counts 2, 3, 11

Anthony Ray Stubbs

aka “Butch”

Hampton, 50

Counts 2, 3, 7, 13

Arnold Burgess

aka “True”, “Nephew”, “T”

Hampton, 49

Counts 2, 3

Michael Dwayne Boddie

aka “Vick”

Hampton, 55

Counts 2, 3, 14

Joseph Edward Massie

aka “Fat Joe”, “J”

Hampton, 44

Counts 2, 3, 8

Edward Henry Latimer, III

aka “Eddie”

Hampton, 37

Counts 2, 3

Candace Faith White

aka “Candy”

West Point, 25

Counts 2, 3, 4, 9

Kathy Lee Horsley

aka “Kath”

Hampton, 33

Counts 2, 3


Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, made the announcement after the indictment was unsealed. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:17-cr-65.

An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated June 21, 2017

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