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Press Release

Man Sentenced for Possessing Crack Cocaine in Police Headquarters

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Henrico man was sentenced today to 21 months in prison and five years of supervised release for possessing 30 baggies of crack cocaine hidden in his underwear inside Richmond Police Department (RPD) headquarters. 

According to court documents, on September 5, 2017, Zyejuan Redd, 21, was arrested by RPD officers on an outstanding warrant within the area of the Mosby Court public housing community. After being taken into custody, officers transported Redd to RPD headquarters where he was placed alone in an interview room equipped with video monitoring equipment. Several minutes later, RPD officers observed Redd on the video monitor reaching into and jostling the front of his pants in an attempt to retrieve an item. Based on Redd’s movements, RPD officers confronted Redd and discovered plastic bags containing 30 individually wrapped corner baggies of crack cocaine and a baggie containing a heroin.

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 sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert 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. 3:18-cr-72.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated November 28, 2018

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