You are here

Justice News

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy and Prostitution Charges

NORFOLK, Va. – A Chesapeake woman pleaded guilty today to her involvement in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, promoting the prostitution of several adult women and two minor girls, and to a charge of tampering with a witness against her.  

According to court documents, Randi Brooke Creef, 22, worked with several co-conspirators in Virginia and California to receive and distribute parcels of methamphetamine throughout Hampton Roads. She also helped the conspiracy in its efforts to prostitute several women – including at least two minor females – in hotels in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Creef rented hotel rooms, provided narcotics, collected proceeds of the commercial sex acts, and helped as otherwise needed. Creef sent the proceeds of her methamphetamine dealing and the commercial sex acts of the women to a co-conspirator in California. After her indictment, Creef began a campaign using her social media accounts to threaten and harass an individual she believed to be a witness against her, in an effort to dissuade that individual from further cooperating with law enforcement.

Creef pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, use of facilities in interstate commerce to promote prostitution, and witness tampering. She faces a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison, and a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison when she sentenced on December 11. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, James A. Cervera, Chief of Virginia Beach Police, and Col. K.L. Wright, Chief of Chesapeake Police, made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney V. Kathleen Dougherty and Darryl J. Mitchell are 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 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-65.

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated August 16, 2018