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

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Virginia Beach Man and Woman Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking and Firearm Charges

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia Beach man and woman were sentenced to more than 23 years in prison combined for possessing with intent to distribute 14,000 tablets of fentanyl and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, Marcus Hughes, 32, along with his co-conspirator Deshowna Corprew, 30, were pulled over for a traffic stop after exiting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The police discovered in their vehicle 14,000 tablets of fentanyl, one kilogram of cocaine, and a loaded .40 caliber handgun. They were returning from Rhode Island where they had picked up the drugs from the source of supply. There were also two small children in the vehicle, ages 4 and 7.

Hughes was sentenced to 20 years in prison on April 29. Corprew was sentenced today to 44 months in prison.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Washington Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith.

Virginia Beach Police Department provided significant contributions to this case. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Muhr is prosecuting 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. 2:21-cr-90.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 5, 2022