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Owner of Chesapeake landscape business sentenced to over 20 years for heroin trafficking

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Posted at 7:38 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 19:38:38-04
Marlon Lewis Daye

Marlon Lewis Daye

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A 29-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to over 20 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

Marlon Lewis Daye was sentenced for his attempt to distribute over 32 kilograms of heroin and was also ordered to forfeit seized property to make up for a payment of $2,696,2000 which represents the proceeds of his crime.

Court documents said Daye pleaded guilty on May 13 and used his Chesapeake lawn care company, Precision Landscapes, to hide the large-scale drug operation.

Daye transported heroin from New York to Hampton Roads from 2008 to early 2016.

Daye was caught after law enforcement used controlled purchases from him.

A .45 caliber firearm, multiple rifle magazines, 24 grams of heroin and 30 grams of cocaine were recovered when Daye was arrested.