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Drug trafficker with 10 previous convictions sentenced again

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

NORFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man was sentenced today to 24 years and four months in prison for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

According to court documents, from July 28, 2020, to July 15, 2022, Kevin Ronregus Jones, 54, conducted numerous sales of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine to a confidential source working with federal investigators. In at least some of the fentanyl transactions, the defendant agreed to sell heroin, but instead knowingly sold fentanyl. On one occasion, Jones sold fentanyl while accompanied by a 12-year-old boy.

On Oct. 24, 2020, investigators executed a warrant to search Jones’ Portsmouth drug house where he received, stored, packaged, and distributed controlled substances. Investigators recovered approximately 1,683 grams of fentanyl, 420 grams of powder cocaine, 31 grams of cocaine base, four plastic bags containing drug-cutting agents quinine and caffeine, a drug press, and $24,915 in fentanyl proceeds.

Upon completion of his prison term, Jones will be subject to 10 years of supervised release.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Brian Dugan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; Derek W. Gordon, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C.; and Stephen Jenkins, Chief of Portsmouth Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Darryl J. Mitchell 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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:22-cr-104.


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Updated March 22, 2024

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