Two Portsmouth crack cocaine dealers sentenced for drug trafficking

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NORFOLK, Va. – Two drug dealers were sentenced Thursday for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine.

Norman Preston, 35, was sentenced to 264 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release.

36-year-old Samuel Gray, aka Pig, was sentenced to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

Court documents say Stephenson was a member of the Corna Sto Boys, a gang that is known to distribute crack cocaine near the corner of Elm Avenue and Fayetteville Street in Portsmouth.

The group recently dealt crack cocaine around an intersection across the street from Brighton Elementary School in Portsmouth.

In August 2015, police conducted 17 controlled purchases of crack cocaine from members of the Corna Sto Boys.

Authorities say Stephenson dealt over one kilogram of crack cocaine between December 2014 and October 2015. He was arrested in October 2015 for beating a woman who stole his drug stash.

Gray, who was affiliated with the Corna Sto Boys, dealt over one half kilogram of crack cocaine over the year before his arrest.

Three other members of the group have pleaded guilty in federal court and are awaiting sentencing.