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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Dana J. Boente
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua Stueve

Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Heroin and Gun Crimes

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia Beach man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possessing a firearm with the heroin.

According to court documents, Tirado Johnson, 33, had two outstanding warrants for his arrest from Virginia Beach and Portsmouth. The Fugitive Squad from both police departments located and arrested Johnson at an apartment building in Virginia Beach after watching him exit the apartment building carrying a black backpack. Inside the backpack the police found 46 individually wrapped baggies of heroin and a 9mm handgun with an extended clip that held 28 rounds of ammunition.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Thomas L. Chittum, III, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis. Assistant U.S. Attorney William D. Muhr prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:17-cr-33.


Washington Field Division