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Press Release

Norfolk Man Sentenced on Drug Conspiracy and Gun Charges

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

NORFOLK, Va. – Isaac Deleon Nevares, 51, of Norfolk, was sentenced today to 216 months in prison for conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and crack cocaine, and for possession and carrying firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Nevares pleaded guilty on June 5, 2015.  According to court documents, ATF agents conducted a series of controlled purchases of cocaine, “crack” cocaine, and handguns from Nevares’s co-defendant Anthony Tillman Quinones, whom Nevares supplied with drugs.  After executing search warrants on multiple residences involved in the drug-trafficking conspiracy, agents were led to an apartment Nevares used to store drugs.  At the apartment, agents recovered over one kilogram of high-purity methamphetamine, 400 grams of cocaine, 270 grams of crack cocaine, two handguns, and a semiautomatic rifle. Nevares was arrested later that day in possession of another handgun.

Tillman Quinones, who was indicted with Nevares, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy and firearms charges on May 19, 2015, and was sentenced to 156 months in prison on Oct. 16, 2015.

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 Chief U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. Bosse 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. 2:15-cr-38.


Updated November 5, 2015

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