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Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

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

NORFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man pleaded guilty today to possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl.

According to court documents, Glenn Murphy, 38, sold a total of three ounces of heroin to the Portsmouth Police during an undercover operation. After a subsequent attempt to sell heroin to the police, Murphy placed under arrest and searched. The police found four baggies containing various drugs, including two baggies containing 78 grams of Fentanyl, one baggie containing 12 grams of a Fentanyl derivative, and one baggie containing 28 grams of cocaine.

Murphy pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl, and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison when sentenced on Feb. 12, 2019. 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.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Scott W. Hoernke, Acting Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney William D. Muhr 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. 2:18-cr-145.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated November 14, 2018

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