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Press Release

Henrico Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Henrico man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for distribution of heroin.

Arlando Harris, 35, pleaded guilty on Dec. 29, 2016. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Henrico Police executed a search warrant at Harris’ mother’s residence in Henrico on March 16, 2016. Police found two large bags of suspected heroin, two large bags of suspected cocaine, didgital scales, baking soda, cell phones, a handgun, ammunition, and approximately $73,000 in cash. After searching Harris’ residence, police discovered another handgun, ammunition, digital scales, numerous baggies with the corners missing, and $460 in cash. During an interview with Henrico Police officers, Harris admitted to selling drugs to support himself, and was found in possession of 152 grams of heroin, or more than 1,500 individual doses. After being released on bond pending trial for drug distribution, Harris was again arrested by Henrico Police for selling cocaine.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark R. Herring, Virginia Attorney General; Humberto I. Cardounel, Jr., Chief of Henrico County Police Division; and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Jagels 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. 3:16-cr-132.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated June 20, 2017

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