Norfolk, Va. Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison on Drug, Gun Charges

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

According to the U.S. District Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, Thaddeus Jones, age 31, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to his role in several drug deals.  Jones had pleaded guilty to multiple charges in September of this year.  According to court reports the Norfolk man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Jones was reported to have sold drugs on several occasions.  The first exchange occurred in July, 2009.  Jones sold over 54 grams of cocaine base to an undisclosed buyer.  Jones received $2000 in cash during the transaction which took place at the Janaf Shopping Center in Norfolk.  In August 2009 and December 2009, Jones made two other sales in exchange for an undisclosed amount of cash.

In April 2010 agents from the Norfolk Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) obtained an arrest warrant for Jones.  He was later arrested outside an apartment he was staying at in Virginia Beach.   At that time police recovered more cocaine powder, cocaine base, drug paraphernalia, over $2700 in cash and three semi-automatic pistols, two of which were loaded. 

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