Virginia man pleads guilty to cocaine possession, distribution

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Roscoe Simpson

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

47-year-old Roscoe Simpson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced on June 27.

Court documents say Simpson was arrested on July 21, 2016, after being found in possession of three-and-a-half kilograms of cocaine and $65,000 in U.S. currency.

After he was arrested, Simpson admitted to distributing nearly 50 kilograms of cocaine.