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Press Release

Maryland Man Sentenced to 20 years for Drug Trafficking

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Maryland man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for his participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy responsible for the distribution of kilograms of heroin and fentanyl in the Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County and King George County areas. 

According to court documents, Dwayne Proctor, 38, who has ties to Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County, conspired with others to traffic over 1000 grams of heroin and fentanyl from at least January 2015 through May 2017. During the course of the conspiracy, Proctor supplied quantities of heroin ranging from gram to ounce quantities, to others in these areas and utilized several residences for the purposes of selling and storing illegal drugs. Proctor also utilized his mother’s home in Colonial Beach to store over a kilogram of heroin and over a kilogram of fentanyl, which were recovered by law enforcement during a search of the house pursuant to a search warrant on May 2, 2017. 

Proctor utilized several individuals to assist and conspired with others in his drug distribution efforts, including the following co-conspirators who were sentenced as follows:

Name, Age



Lawrence Buckner, 37

King George

8 years on Oct. 27, 2017

Jeffrey Dudley, 26

Colonial Beach

7 years on Oct. 27, 2017

Clifton Howdershelt, 54

King George

11 years on Nov. 13, 2017

Edward Shupe, 47

King George

11 years on Oct. 20, 2017

Terrell Sylvester Johnson, 28


12 years on Nov. 20, 2017


Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of Virginia State Police, Steve F. Dempsey, King George County Sheriff, C.O. Balderson, Westmoreland County Sheriff, and Tony Lippa, Jr., Caroline County Sheriff, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Olivia L. Norman 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. 3:17-cr-57 and the related cases Case Nos. 3:17-cr-55 and 3:17-cr-54.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated March 26, 2018

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