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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Members of a Major Portsmouth Heroin Trafficking Organization Arrested in Simultaneous Execution of Warrants

Over 250 Law Enforcement Agents Participated in the Arrest and

NORFOLK, Va. – Alonzo Outten, 35; Jerald Outten, 26; Jermaine Jones, 38; and Deyonta Hinton, 31, all from Portsmouth, Virginia, and Garnett Brown, 34, from Chesapeake, Virginia, were arrested today on federal conspiracy charges of manufacturing, distributing, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia; and John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after five federally charged individuals were arrested.

The Outten organization was indicted by a grand jury on July 8, 2015.  In the early morning hours of July 14, 2015, search warrants were executed simultaneously on 14 properties in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk, Virginia, by more than 250 law enforcement officials from three states and the District of Columbia.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office and the Chesapeake Police Department with the assistance of the Portsmouth Police Department, the Virginia State Police, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.  Virginia Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John F. Butler, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph E. DePadilla and Andrew C. Bosse are prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-80.                                                          


Updated July 15, 2015