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Press Release

6 Suspects Arrested From Large-Scale Fredericksburg Drug Organization

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

RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber announced six federal arrests today as a result of a years-long investigation into a large-scale drug organization operating in the greater Fredericksburg and Baltimore area. This operation required significant coordination between local, state, and federal law enforcement.

The suspects face federal charges of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances to include cocaine, fentanyl, fentanyl analogue, heroin, and synthetic cathinone, commonly known as “Molly” or “Boot.” If convicted, a federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case was investigated by FBI Richmond’s Fredericksburg Regional Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Virginia State Police, Fredericksburg Police Department, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, King George Sheriff’s Office, Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, FBI Baltimore, Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office, and Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

This investigation is part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching Case No. 3:23-cr-73.

An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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Updated June 23, 2023

Topic
Drug Trafficking