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Young Gunnerz Gang Member Sentenced for Drug & Gun Possession

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

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Najalaek Walker, 27, of Troy, New York, was sentenced this week to 48 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in October 2022 to one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, on November 27, 2021, members of the Lynchburg Police Department were notified that Walker was on a Greyhound bus and expected to stop in Lynchburg, Virginia. Walker was wanted by the state of New York for a parole violation at the time, and an extraditable warrant had been issued.

As he exited the bus, Walker dropped a food container he was holding which contained a Jimenez Arms 9mm pistol with 12 rounds of ammunition.

During his arrest, Walker was found in possession of numerous individually packaged bags containing heroin and cocaine, as well as an additional eight rounds of 9mm ammunition.

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Richmond Division Stanley M. Meador made the announcement.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lynchburg Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorney Charlene Day prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated February 13, 2023