Portsmouth drug dealer sentenced to 25 years

Benitez Auguarius Moody

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Portsmouth drug dealer was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in prison for drug distribution and possession of multiple firearms.

Benitez Auguarius Moody was convicted on those charges by a federal jury on April 28, 2017.

According to court records Moody distributed crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in Portsmouth from the summer of 2015 through March 2016.

Moody was arrested on August 10, 2016, after the Portsmouth Police Department bought heroin from Moody and executed a search warrant at his residence.

During the search, law enforcement said they found 97 grams of crack cocaine, two grams of heroin and fentanyl mixture, four firearms (two special revolvers and two semi-automatic pistols), and $4,000 in cash.

The jury found Moody guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, heroin, and fentanyl, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 

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