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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Man Sentenced for Trafficking Kilos of Fentanyl-Like Substance and Possessing Four Semiautomatic Weapons

RICHMOND, Va. – A Petersburg man was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for trafficking over two (2) kilograms of a potent fentanyl analogue known as parafluorofentanyl while in possession of four semiautomatic weapons, including one equipped with an extended magazine.

According to court documents, Troy Deon Allen, 31, sold fentanyl and parafluorofentanyl to a confidential source three times between June 14, 2021, and August 19, 2021. Parafluorofentanyl is a fentanyl analogue that is similar to fentanyl but is much stronger. Investigators from ATF and Prince George County Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant at Allen’s residence in North Dinwiddie. After entering the residence, they found Allen in the bathroom attempting to flush parafluorofentanyl down the toilet.

During the search of Allen’s residence, law enforcement recovered over two kilograms of para-fluorofentanyl, 128 grams of acetyl fentanyl, 53 grams of methamphetamine, and 14 pounds of marijuana. They also recovered Allen’s cellular telephone, over $20,000, and four loaded semi-automatic firearms — a Glock, Model 45, 9mm; a Glock, Model 42, .380 caliber; an Alex Pro Firearm, Model APF-15, multi-caliber, semi-automatic pistol; and a Smith & Wesson, Model M&P Shield EZ, 9mm, semi-automatic.  Allen was a previously convicted felon and prohibited from possessing any firearms.

At Allen’s sentencing, the Court received evidence obtained from Allen’s cellular telephone under a search warrant. Among that evidence were messages discussing drug trafficking and buying and exchanging firearms with a juvenile. Several messages also discussed Allen’s knowledge and potential involvement in a July 4, 2021, homicide at a park in Hopewell where an 18-year old was killed during a shootout.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Washington Field Division, and Colonel W. Keith Early, Chief of Police for Prince George County Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Simon 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 are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-143.


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