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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Virginia

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For Immediate Release

November 2, 2012

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney

Contact: Peter Carr
(703) 842-4050
usavae.press@usdoj.gov

Richmond Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

RICHMOND, Va. — Gregory Denard Mills, aka Craig Mills, 48, of Richmond, Va., pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine from 2006 to 2009.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Special Agent in Charge Richard Marianos of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); Jeffrey C. Mazanec, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office; and Bryan Norwood, Chief of the Richmond Police Department, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson.

Mills was indicted on June 18, 2012 and pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. He faces a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison. As part of the plea agreement, the United States and Mills agree that a sentence of 15 years in prison is the appropriate disposition of this case. Sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 25, 2013.

In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Mills admitted that from 2006 through 2009, he organized and led a drug trafficking ring that distributed crack cocaine to drug customers and drug dealers in and around Richmond. Mills used friends and family members in his distribution business, including at least two conspirators who were under the age of 18.

This case is being investigated by the ATF, the Richmond Police Department, and the FBI’s Richmond Field Office. Assistant United States Attorney David T. Maguire and Special Counsel to the Richmond Multijurisdiction Grand Jury Matthew C. Ackley are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.