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Press Release

Twice-Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possession of Firearms and Narcotics

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

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 5 years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

According to court documents, on October 4, 2019, an officer with the Henrico Police department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Quan Nguyen, 29, at a motel known as a hotspot for narcotics trafficking. After a trained narcotics K-9 alerted to the odor of narcotics on Nguyen’s vehicle, officers searched the car and found a loaded semi-automatic pistol and cocaine. Officers also obtained a search warrant for Nguyen’s room at the motel. A search of Nguyen’s hotel room turned up cocaine, a digital scale, packaging materials, marijuana, and another loaded semi-automatic pistol. Nguyen’s fingerprint matched a fingerprint recovered from the loaded pistol in the hotel room.

Nguyen was previously sentenced in 2016 to 28 months’ imprisonment by the same Court following his conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kenneth R. Simon, Jr. and Stephen W. Miller 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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:20-cr-124.

Updated April 19, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses