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Press Release

Alexandria Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Alexandria man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

According to court documents, Nigel Anthony Forde, 33, received 15 multi-pound shipments containing cocaine from December 2016 until his arrest on Aug. 28, 2017. Upon his arrest, law enforcement seized a package addressed to his residence and seized approximately three kilograms of cocaine. During a subsequent search of Forde’s Alexandria residence, law enforcement seized a loaded firearm, approximately a quarter of kilogram of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and $290,975 in cash.

Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, Robert B. Wemyss, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Michael L. Brown, Alexandria Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carina A. Cuellar prosecuted 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. 1:17-cr-287.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated February 16, 2018

Drug Trafficking