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Press Release

Dominican Woman Sentenced to Prison on Drug Charges

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Dominican woman was sentenced today to two years in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

According to court documents, in December 1997, Ninorka Sencion, 45, pleaded guilty to traveling on a bus from New York to Richmond for the purpose of delivering over 300 grams of heroin. After pleading guilty she was released on a bond. At that time, Sencion fled to the Dominican Republic and failed to appear for her originally scheduled sentencing hearing in March 1998. She was arrested in the Dominican Republic in August 2018 on an outstanding arrest warrant and extradited to the United States for sentencing on this charge.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Robert Mathieson, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather H. Mansfield 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. 3:97-cr-329.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated March 26, 2019

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