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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Virginia Beach Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 11 Years

NORFOLK, Va. – Jesus Lee, 37, of Virginia Beach, was sentenced today to 132 months in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.

Lee pleaded guilty on July 6, 2016. According to court documents, Lee was the intended recipient of five kilograms of cocaine shipped in a tractor-trailer to Hampton Roads. After the cocaine was discovered during an out-of-state traffic stop, DEA agents supervised a controlled delivery to Lee, who received the drugs at an industrial lot in Chesapeake. After exchanging a bag of cash for the cocaine, Lee was immediately arrested. At sentencing, Lee was attributed with receiving dozens of kilograms of cocaine during the conspiracy.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Bosse prosecuted the case.

 

U.S. Attorney Boente would like to thank the DEA’s Mobile Resident Office for their assistance in the investigation.

 

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:16-cr-93.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 19, 2017