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Woodbridge fentanyl dealer pleads guilty in death of teenage victim

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Woodbridge man pled guilty today to distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.

According to court documents, on April 23, 2022, Maurice Lamont Gordon, 37, sold counterfeit pressed pills containing fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of a 15-year-old victim. The victim and another individual walked to Gordon’s apartment to purchase “percs,” a street name for Percocet or counterfeit pills containing fentanyl and made to resemble Percocet and other legitimate oxycodone pills. The victim provided money to the other individual to make the purchase and was provided with his share of the “percs” sold by Gordon. After the purchase, the victim returned home and never left.

The following day, the victim was found nonresponsive in his home and was pronounced dead by Prince William County Emergency Medical Services. Officers with the Prince William County Police Department found narcotics paraphernalia near the victim’s body, including burnt aluminum foil with fentanyl residue. The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the victim died of Accidental Fentanyl Intoxication after an autopsy found fentanyl and despropionylfentanyl, a metabolite of fentanyl, in the victim’s blood with no other drugs or alcohol present.

On Oct. 12, 2022, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Gordon’s residence. During the search, law enforcement seized marijuana, cocaine, a large quantity of counterfeit pressed pills containing fentanyl, a Polymer 80 semi-automatic “ghost gun” bearing no serial number, and ammunition. The seized pills totaled over 1,100 and weighed approximately 130 grams.

Gordon is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 3 and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years and up to life in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; David J. Scott, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal and Cyber Division; Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division; Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division; and Peter Newsham, Chief of Prince William County Police, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff accepted the plea.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren Hahn is prosecuting the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin Starr assisted in the prosecution.

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. 1:24-cr-138.


Press Officer

Updated June 20, 2024

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