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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Emporia Crack Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

RICHMOND, Va. – An Emporia man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for participating in a large-scale crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana trafficking conspiracy in the Emporia area from March 2015 through June 2017.


According to court documents, Vincent Demond Anderson, aka “Moosey”, 41, was identified by law enforcement as a primary customer of Deron Powell, a large-scale drug trafficker in the Emporia area from 2013-2017. From at least March 2016 through June 2017, Anderson distributed approximately 700 grams of crack cocaine that he purchased from Powell. Law enforcement intercepted numerous cell phone calls between Powell and Anderson, negotiating the purchase of crack cocaine, cocaine hydrochloride, and marijuana for distribution in the Emporia area.


Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter S. Duffey 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-80.

Drug Trafficking
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications
Updated January 18, 2018