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Press Release

Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

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

Agents recovered high-purity methamphetamine, cocaine and crack cocaine

NORFOLK, Va. – Isaac Deleon Nevares, 51, of Norfolk, pleaded guilty today to drug conspiracy and firearm charges.

Nevares was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 8, 2015.  According to court documents, ATF conducted a series of controlled purchases of cocaine, “crack” cocaine, and handguns from Nevares’s co-defendant Anthony Tillman Quinones, whom Nevares supplied with the drugs.  After executing search warrants on multiple residences involved in the drug-trafficking conspiracy, agents were led to a house that Nevares used to store drugs.  There, they recovered over one kilogram of high-purity methamphetamine, 400 grams of cocaine, 270 grams of crack cocaine, and two handguns and a semiautomatic rifle.  Tillman Quinones, who was indicted with Nevares, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy and firearms charges on May 19.

Nevares will face a maximum penalty of life in prison when he is sentenced on October 2, 2015, by Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Charles E. Smith, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard.

This case was investigated by the ATF with the assistance of the Norfolk Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. Bosse is 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-38.

Updated June 5, 2015