Heroin dealer arrested with 170 grams of heroin in Loudoun County pleads guilty

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Heroin dealer arrested with 170 grams of heroin in Loudoun County Pleads guilty

New York dealer knew that plenty of customers were waiting in the DC area

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – George Eric Stevens, 33, of Jamaica, New York, pleaded guilty on Jan. 19, 2017, to charges his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Stevens obtained heroin from a source of supply in New York. Instead of distributing it locally, he traveled to Loudoun County, Va., where he believed distribution would be more lucrative. Stevens was arrested on Nov. 16, 2016, in Loudoun County with approximately 170 grams of heroin that he intended to distribute.

Stevens faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison when sentenced on April 21.

Stevens was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 8, 2016, with conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin. Stevens faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison when sentenced on April 21. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; Michael L. Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff; and Gregory C. Brown, Leesburg Chief of Police, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Peters is prosecuting the case.

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