Two men were accused of distributing fentanyl in Virginia and other parts of the country. According to federal prosecutors, the two accused men were in possession of hundreds of grams of fentanyl. Authorities also discovered a semi-automatic weapon, a shotgun and a digital scale in a storage unit as well as another firearm in one man’s home.
The accused men are both being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail while they await a federal court appointment that’s scheduled for March 10. Federal authorities say that the first man distributed fentanyl to the second man in April 2019. The first man was also accused of using UPS to mail one kilogram of fentanyl to Florida from California.
The second man was accused of selling different quantities of fentanyl on three separate dates in July 2019. On August 1, 2019, the second man was allegedly in possession of 773 grams of fentanyl, which authorities believe he intended to distribute. On the same day, the first man allegedly agreed that he would travel to Virginia in order to collect earnings from drug sales. On August 3, the first man allegedly made plans to collect two kilograms of fentanyl from New York for distribution in Virginia.
Sometimes, people who have had non-drug-related business dealings with parties accused of drug trafficking end up facing drug charges. A person who has been falsely accused of participating in a drug distribution scheme may want to talk to a lawyer about building a solid defense. A lawyer might help the individual to prove that they were not connected to any illegal activity.