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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 27, 2018

Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Cocaine through Mail

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – An Alexandria man was sentenced today to six years in prison for using the United States Postal Service to traffic multiple kilograms of cocaine.

According to court documents, David T. Coffey, 26, distributed between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine from Texas into the Eastern District of Virginia. For two years, from 2015 to December 2017, Coffey received multiple shipments of cocaine from another individual in Texas, distributed the drug throughout the Virginia, and sent bulk shipments of cash back to Texas. When he was arrested, law enforcement found two kilograms of cocaine and $4,000 in cash in his possession.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Scott W. Hoernke, Acting Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, and Eric Shen, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Troy A. Edwards, Jr. and Speare Hodges, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary K. Daly 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. 1:18-cr-64.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated July 27, 2018