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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 12, 2020

Man Sentenced for Possessing Heroin and Fentanyl in Chesapeake

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A New York City man was sentenced today to six and a half years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute a kilogram of heroin and a kilogram of fentanyl.

According to court documents, Jabulani Maitland, 36, travelled from New York in February 2020 and checked into a hotel in Chesapeake. Agents from Homeland Security Investigations received information that Maitland was in possession of a large quantity of drugs. Using this information, Maitland was approached by agents and questioned about drugs. Ultimately, Maitland agreed to allow agents to search his hotel room, and agents located a kilogram of heroin and a kilogram of fentanyl which were intended for further distribution in the Tidewater region.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Raymond Villanueva, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt 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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:20-cr-24.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Public Affairs joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated November 12, 2020