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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Florida Men Sentenced On Meth Charges

NORFOLK, Va. – Thaddeus Vidal Peralta, 43, of Winter Park, Fl., and Aaron Anthony Lumpkin 37, of Saint Cloud, Fl. were sentenced on March 3, 2014, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice,” and possessing with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.  Peralta was sentenced to 262 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.  Lumpkin was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release. 

Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Acting Special Agent in Charge Scot R. Rittenberg of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Washington, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Mark S. Davis.   

Peralta and Lumpkin were both foundguilty of the above charges by a federal jury on October 11, 2013 after a six-day trial.  According to court documents, Lumpkin supplied Peralta and others with large quantities of methamphetamine for distribution in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Beginning in approximately late 2011, Lumpkin sent numerous packages containing methamphetamine from Florida via FedEx to his mother’s residence in Newport News.  Peralta then traveled from Florida to Virginia to distribute the methamphetamine on Lumpkin’s behalf.  Peralta, formerly of Virginia Beach, has been distributing methamphetamine here since approximately 2005.     

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Virginia Beach Police Department and the Norfolk Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Darryl J. Mitchell prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on
Updated March 18, 2015