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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fairview Beach Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Prison

RICHMOND, Va. – Leonard Paul Baumgardner, 39, of King George, was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin with three years of supervised release.

Baumgardner pleaded guilty on April 26. According to court documents, on December 9, 2015, December 10, 2015, December 11, 2015, and December 17, 2015, the King George County Sheriff’s Department, utilizing a confidential informant (CI), made controlled purchases of a controlled substance from Baumgardner at his King George residence. On December 18, 2015, DEA agents along with the King George Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police Tri-County Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence. During the search, 24.3 grams of heroin and a firearm, a Cobra .380 Denali Pistol, were recovered.  Baumgardner was arrested at that time and has been held without bond during the pendency of the case.

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; and Steve F. Dempsey, Sherriff for King George County, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney S. David Schiller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16cr24.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 27, 2016