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Press Release

Career Drug Trafficker Sentenced for Distributing Heroin and Cocaine

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Henrico man who distributed a combined total of more than 20 kilograms heroin and cocaine into the Richmond area in 2016 was sentenced today to 262 months in prison.

Alphonso Jones, 43, pleaded guilty on May 23. According to court documents, Jones, who has multiple previous drug related convictions, admitted that he been involved in the distribution of more than seven kilograms of heroin and 15 kilograms of cocaine. These quantities convert to over 220,000 individual doses. Jones also admitted to possessing a .38 caliber handgun and ammunition as a convicted felon. In addition to his prison sentence, Jones was ordered to forfeit the firearm, and a monetary judgment was entered in the amount of $1.05 million, which represented the proceeds of Jones’ drug trafficking activities.

Dana J. Boente, 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, Alfred Durham, Chief of Richmond Police, and Colonel Thierry Dupuis, Chief of Chesterfield County Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Mastandrea-Miller 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. 3:17-cr-34.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated August 24, 2017

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