PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Michael Easley was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, and for possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Easley pleaded guilty to the charges on May 25.
Undercover officers bought drugs from Easley, according to court documents.
Easley, 36, had a home on Riverview Avenue in Portsmouth for the purpose of making and distributing heroin.
On November 23, 2015, federal agents and state law enforcement officers attempted to execute an arrest and search warrant related to Easley.
As the agents and officers came up to Easley, he ate a significant amount of heroin. He was immediately rushed to the hospital.
Easley came close to having a heart attack several times during the trip, but doctors were able to stabilize him and he survived.
Officers found heroin and a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun in Easley’s home. They also found digital scales and strainers used to prepare heroin for sale.