Man sentenced to over 5 years on drug charges in James City County

Posted at 5:22 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 17:22:41-05

Newport News, Va. – A man was sentenced to over five years in prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana and ethylone.

Michael Newman, 37, of Richmond, was sentenced on Feb. 25 to 70 months in prison.

According to court documents, James City County Police found Newman and another individual parked at a closed gas station in James City County on May 10, 2015. At the time, Newman had marijuana, ethylone, drug scales and over $3,000 in cash.

Court documents show that the marijuana and ethylone were both intended for distribution. Newman admitted to federal agents that he had been selling drugs since his release from state custody.

He is responsible for a converted drug weight of between 80 and 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Newman was found guilty on Oct. 22, 2015.