Ca­reer drug traf­ficker sen­tenced to 262 months

Hen­rico man dis­trib­uted more than 20 kilo­grams heroin, co­caine in 2016

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LOCAL -

RICHMOND — A Hen­rico man who dis­trib­uted a com­bined to­tal of more than 20 kilo­grams heroin and co­caine into the Richmond area in 2016 was sen­tenced to­day to 262 months in pri­son.

Alphonso Jones, 43, pleaded guilty on May 23. Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, Jones, who has mul­ti­ple pre­vi­ous drug re­lated con­vic­tions, ad­mit­ted that he been in­volved in the dis­tri­bu­tion of more than seven kilo­grams of heroin and 15 kilo­grams of co­caine. These quan­ti­ties con­vert to over 220,000 in­di­vid­ual doses.

Jones also ad­mit­ted to pos­sess­ing a .38 cal­iber hand­gun and am­mu­ni­tion as a con­victed felon. In ad­di­tion to his pri­son sen­tence, Jones was or­dered to for­feit the firearm, and a mon­e­tary judg­ment was en­tered in the amount of $1.05 mil­lion, which rep­re­sented the pro­ceeds of Jones’ drug traf­fick­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. At­tor­ney for the Eastern District of Vir­ginia, Karl C. Colder, Spe­cial Agent in Charge for the Drug En­force­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s (DEA) Wash­ing­ton Field Divi­sion, Al­fred Durham, Chief of Richmond Po­lice, and Colonel Thierry Dupuis, Chief of Ch­ester­field County Po­lice De­part­ment, made the an­nounce­ment af­ter sen­tenc­ing by Se­nior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­ney An­gela Ma­s­tan­drea-Miller pros­e­cuted the case.

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