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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Heroin Dealer Arrested in Loudoun County Pleads Guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – George Eric Stevens, 33, of Jamaica, New York, pleaded guilty today to charges his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Stevens obtained heroin from a source of supply in New York. Instead of distributing it locally, he traveled to Loudoun County where he believed distribution would be more lucrative. Stevens was arrested on Nov. 16, 2016, in Loudoun County with approximately 170 grams of heroin that he intended to distribute.

Stevens was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 8, 2016, with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing detectable amount of heroin. Stevens faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison when sentenced on April 21. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; Michael L. Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff; and Gregory C. Brown, Leesburg Chief of Police, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Peters is prosecuting 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. 1:16-cr-281.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 20, 2017