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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Tracy Doherty-McCormick
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua Stueve

Mosby Court Drug Dealer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

RICHMOND, Va. – A previously convicted felon was sentenced today to five years in prison for his possession of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and over a kilogram of marijuana in an apartment near the Mosby Court public housing community.

According to court documents, Timothy Carrington, 57, of Richmond, was arrested on Oct. 18, 2017, after Richmond police officers responded to Carrington’s apartment located in the 1300 block of Coalter Street based on a drug distribution complaint. After a brief discussion with the officers, Carrington admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana on his person. Carrington was placed under arrest and the officers obtained a search warrant for his apartment. The following day, officers executed the search warrant and discovered 1.1 kilograms of marijuana, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, $165,052 in cash, multiple vacuum sealers, digital scales, and drug packaging materials.

Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Thomas L. Chittum, III, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert 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. 3:17-cr-153.

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Field Division: Washington Field Division