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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Two Men Sentenced for Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

NORFOLK, Va. – Two Portsmouth men were sentenced yesterday to a combined 26 years in prison for their involvement in a massive heroin and crack cocaine conspiracy in Hampton Roads.

According to court documents, Antonio Brown, aka “Tony Legal,” 42, was a lieutenant in the drug trafficking organization, and Roman Hurdle, aka “Rome,” 38, was Brown’s driver and crack manufacturer, or “cook.” The men were part of a massive heroin and crack cocaine drug-trafficking conspiracy which included at least 10 participants. The men are responsible for distributing roughly three kilograms of heroin, four kilograms of crack, and over 20 kilograms of powder cocaine.

Brown was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison. Hurdle was sentenced to 9 years in prison.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Scott W. Hoernke, Acting Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. Assistant U.S. Attorney William B. Jackson 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. 2:18-cr-40.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
: Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated June 19, 2018