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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Norfolk Man Distributed Heroin Laced with Fentanyl

NORFOLK, Va. – Lamar Sinclair, 33, of Norfolk, was sentenced today to 105 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Sinclair pleaded guilty on September 7. According to court documents, from 2012 to April 2016, Sinclair has conspired to distribute heroin in Norfolk and Virginia Beach with approximately eight other individuals.  Sinclair’s heroin was laced with fentanyl which caused six of his heroin customers to overdose.  In each case the police or emergency services were able to revive the victims of the overdoses.  Sinclair was aware of the overdoses and bragged that his heroin was very potent because of the added fentanyl, and referred to his heroin as “The Missile.” Law enforcement conducted nine controlled purchases of heroin from Sinclair, with two of those purchases testing positive for fentanyl. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Chief U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Muhr prosecuted 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. 2:16-cr-114.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2016