Chesapeake man to spend 30 years in prison for role in heroin related death

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-30 16:21:49-04

Newport News, Va. – A 36-year-old man was sentenced to 30 years in jail for dealing heroin that lead to the death of Robert Joseph Mills in February 2013.

Ronnie Brickhouse pleaded guilty on February 19, 2015.  He was ordered to pay $2 million in restitution and $5,000 for Mills’ funeral expenses.

Court documents say that Brickhouse was the leader of a large scale heroin conspiracy that supplied major drug dealers with large amounts of heroin in Virginia.

On February 1, 2013, Brickhouse gave heroin to a drug dealer who provided the drugs to Robert Mills.

Mills injected the heroin at his parents house in York County and was later found dead.