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Press Release

Tidewater Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison

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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Hampton man was sentenced today to 32 years in prison for conspiring to deal more than five kilograms of cocaine and discharging a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking felony.

Andre Monroe, 33, pleaded guilty on June 12. According to court documents, for over two years Monroe and his co-conspirators trafficked and distributed over 12 kilograms of cocaine from Maryland and North Carolina into the Tidewater area for distribution. In June 2016, while distributing cocaine, Monroe struck a drug purchaser in the face with a loaded Glock pistol. As the victim ran Monroe shot the victim in the leg, fracturing the victim’s femur.   

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, and Terry L. Sult, Chief of Hampton Police Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson.  

This case was investigated by the HSI’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force with the assistance of officers from the Hampton Police Division. Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amy E. Cross and Francesca Liquori 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. 4:16-cr-11.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Communications

Updated October 3, 2017

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