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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Elementary School Janitor Sentenced for Selling Heroin on School Grounds

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Two Newport News men have been sentenced to a combined 87 months in prison for distributing heroin, including on the property of a local elementary school.

According to court documents, Aaron Williams, 28, who was employed as a janitor at Sedgefield Elementary School in Newport News, was involved with Scott Fletcher, 51, in distributing heroin in Newport News and Hampton. In October 2016, Williams sold heroin he acquired from Fletcher to a confidential informant on school property at Sedgefield Elementary School.

Williams was sentenced yesterday to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release. Fletcher was sentenced today to 66 months in prison and four years supervised release.

Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, made the announcement after Fletcher’s sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt is prosecuting 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. 4:17-cr-89.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated March 22, 2018