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Norfolk man pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 18:18:09-05

NORFOLK, Va. - A Norfolk man pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy in the Hampton Roads area and possession of several guns.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 56-year-old Daryl Keith Sills, served a nine-year federal sentence in 2014 for drug conspiracy.

Two years later, Sills started back up his drug trafficking operation again by distributing at least one kilogram of cocaine a month until his October 2019 arrest, according to court documents.

During Sills arrest, officers searched both of his Norfolk and Virginia Beach premises, recovering nine guns, hundreds of ammunition, 713 grams of cocaine, and 74 grams of marijuana.

Sills pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine and two counts of possessing firearms. He faces a minimum of 15 years and a max of a life sentence.

Sills sentencing date is scheduled for June 8.

This case is apart of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice's crime reduction efforts.