Convicted Felon Sentenced for Trafficking Heroin and Cocaine, and Manufacturing “Ghost Guns”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia has announced the sentencing of a Maryland man to 60 months in prison for distribution of heroin and cocaine, and for his involvement in the manufacturing of untraceable “ghost guns.”

Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia stated, “In addition to selling dangerous narcotics in our communities, the defendant was involved in buying, assembling, and selling ‘ghost guns’ that lack serial numbers … these unmarked and often untraceable firearms are frequently assembled from kits that are sold without background checks, making them more attractive to individuals who are prohibited from possessing them. This prosecution is another example of how we work closely with our partner agencies to mitigate public safety threats.”

The Washington/Baltimore HIDTA’s Northern Virginia Gang Initiative investigated this case, which involved Federal, state, and local task force members from the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas.

Read the full press release here. And for more information on the W/B HIDTA’s law enforcement task force successes, click here.