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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Three Virginia Drug Traffickers Sentenced for Conspiracy

RICHMOND, Va. – Three drug traffickers have been sentenced to a combined 17 years in prison for participating in a lengthy and extensive drug trafficking conspiracy.

According to court documents, Devin McCoy Rawls, 28, of Portsmouth, along with Robert William Little III, 70, and Cynthia Mosley Fox, 51, both of Emporia, were members of a drug trafficking organization which operated in Emporia and the surrounding area dating back to 2013. During the conspiracy, these defendants along with several other co-conspirators, distributed large amounts of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin and marijuana to hundreds of customers in Southeast Virginia.

Rawls and Little were sentenced on Tuesday to over seven years, and five years, respectively, and Fox was sentenced today to over four years in prison. 

The case was investigated by the FBI as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), Operation Bulls Eye. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter S. Duffey prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:18-cr-22.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated November 15, 2018