NORFOLK, Va. - A U.S. District Judge sentenced a Norfolk man to over 21 years for his part in a large scale heroin trafficking conspiracy.
46-year-old Kyam Washington was sentenced for his role in moving hundreds of thousands of dollars of heroin in the Hampton Roads area, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, G. Zachary Terwilliger says.
According to court documents, Washington was a lead drug dealer in a heroin ring that operated mostly from the Ocean View area in Norfolk.
The heroin ring group imported bulk amounts of heroin and used a common cell phone number that addicts used to order the drug, documents report.
Narcotics, multiple firearms, a bulletproof vest, a commercial money counter and nearly $100,000 were seized during police searches of houses used by members of the conspiracy.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, a federal agency, investigated the case.