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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2019

Woman Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Woodbridge woman was sentenced today to five years in prison for buying and selling wholesale quantities of high-grade methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Nina Booher, 36, bought pounds of methamphetamine for redistribution to her customers in northern Virginia. Beginning in early 2018, Booher was buying pounds of methamphetamine every two or three weeks from her boyfriend and co-conspirator, Matthew Colby Cochran. Then, when she learned the identity of her boyfriend’s supplier, who was based in New York, she started buying methamphetamine directly from the supplier. 

In November 2018, law enforcement searched Booher’s home in Woodbridge and found more than 200 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, heroin, smoking devices, a digital scale, packaging materials, and thousands of dollars in cash.

Earlier this month, Cochran was sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in the conspiracy.

This matter was investigated by the Washington Field Office’s Safe Streets/HIDTA Task Force – Northern Virginia which is composed of agents and detectives from Fairfax County, Prince William County Police, Loudoun County Sherriff’s Office, Leesburg Police, Vienna Police, Alexandria City Police, and Herndon Police.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Charles Dayoub, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, FBI Washington Field Office, and Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine E. Rumbaugh 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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:19-cr-44.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Contact: Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated May 17, 2019