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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Distributing Heroin

Users Traveled from Fairfax County to Purchase Heroin

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Antonio Torrez Woodson, 33, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 72 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Woodson pleaded guilty to the offense on December 17, 2014. According to court documents, Woodson regularly sold heroin to at least nine adults between the ages of 21 and 36, who traveled from in and around Fairfax County, Virginia, to purchase heroin from the defendant in Washington, D.C. Woodson previously served 60 months in federal prison for selling drugs.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Mark R. Herring, Attorney General of Virginia; Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division; and Colonel Edwin C. Roessler, Jr., Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee.

This case was investigated by the DEA’s Washington Field Division and the Fairfax County Police Department. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Virginia Assistant Attorney General Marc J. Birnbaum is prosecuting the case.

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. 1:14-cr-419.

Updated April 9, 2015