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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Virginia
For Immediate Release
Christopher R. Kavanaugh, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-wdva
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Danville Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Conspiracy

Kunta Daniels To Serve 156 Months in Federal Prison

DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville man, who along with his uncle distributed narcotics in the greater Danville-area, was sentenced last week to 156 months in federal prison.

Kunta Daniels, 43, pled guilty in October 2021 to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possessing with the intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin.

In October 2021, Kunta Daniels’ uncle, Joe Ali Daniels, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for distributing cocaine and methamphetamine.

According to court documents, between November 2019 and March 2020, Kunta Daniels lived at the Colonial Court apartments in Danville while also renting a second apartment in the complex on the floor above his residence as a “stash house” for the sole purpose of storing drugs for later distribution.

Law enforcement conducted a search of the stash house in March 2020 and found food saver bags, digital scales, heroin, cocaine, cutting agents, multiple firearms, body armor, and approximately $10,000 in cash.

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia and Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Washington Field Division, made the announcement.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Danville Police Department.

Assistant United States Attorneys Rachel Barish Swartz and Coleman Adams prosecuted the case for the United States.

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