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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 30, 2018

Kilogram Level Cocaine Dealer Pleads Guilty

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

According to court documents, Roscoe Simpson, 47, was arrested on July 21, 2016 after being found in possession of three-and-a-half kilograms of cocaine and $65,000 in United States currency. Following his arrest, Simpson admitted to the distribution of approximately fifty kilograms of cocaine.

Simpson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years and a maximum sentence of life in prison when sentenced on June 27, 2018. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert J. Krask accepted the plea. 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. 4:16-cr-60.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated April 2, 2018