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Press Release

Norfolk Man Sentenced for Drug and Gun Crimes

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

NORFOLK, Va. – Clinton Martez Alston, 27, of Norfolk, was sentenced today to 200 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin and for possessing a gun as a convicted felon.

Alston pleaded guilty on June 30, 2015. According to court documents, on Aug. 5, 2014, Norfolk Police arrested Alston as he arrived at a location in Norfolk to sell heroin to a confidential informant. Norfolk Police searched Alston and the vehicle he was in and found a .45 caliber handgun, 87 capsules of heroin, and small amount cocaine and crack cocaine. Alston has prior felony convictions for robbery and carjacking.  

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 sentencing by U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar.  Assistant U.S. Attorney William D. 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. 2:14-cr-179.


Updated November 3, 2015

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