Portsmouth, Va. – A man involved in a heroin trafficking operation out of Portsmouth was sentenced Friday in federal court.
Jerald Outten was among five arrested in July during a federal drug raid.
He was charged with conspiracy charges of manufacturing, distributing, and possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Court documents say the investigation involved more than 75 kilos of heroin that was sold from November of 2013 to July of 2015. That amount of heroin has an approximate street value of $3.75 million.
Outten was the only one of the five arrested to request bond after his arrest, but he was denied.
He pleaded guilty to his charges in August.
Outten is the brother of Alonzo Outten, the leader in the operation.
Alonzo Outten was sentenced in November to 30 years in prison.
Outten supplied heroin to at least two Blood gang sets — the Imperial Gangsta Bloods led by “godfather” Chris Smith, also known as “Killa,” who pleaded guilty on July 28, and the Gorilla Mafia Piru gang led by “godfather” Theodore Vann, also known as “Flatline,” who pleaded guilty on June 25, 2015.