Four arrested after feds say meth mailed from California to Hampton Roads

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Four people accused of running a major drug operation are locked up in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

30-year-old Romain Beaumont of Virginia Beach, 51-year-old Jeffrey Hoffman of Virginia Beach, 53-year-old Bettye Williams of Virginia Beach and 55-year-old Gary Revis of Virginia Beach are all facing charges connected to a federal investigation.

Federal officials allege they were selling 50 grams or more of methamphetamine - more commonly known as “ice”- and 500 grams or more of a mixture of substances containing a detectable amount of meth.

Records say the meth was made in California and shipped to Virginia Beach through the U.S. Mail Service.

According to a search warrant, the four suspects are accused of trafficking meth and marijuana between the summer of 2017 and August 2018.

Court records indicate meth was sent through the mail 13 different times; however, most of the packages were sent to Beaumont's Virginia Beach home.

They say drugs and money were stored in cars and homes.

Records say law enforcement used confidential informants to place calls and text messages to Beaumont to discuss the purchase of meth.

Police executed a search at Beaumont’s car on September 6 and found a pound of meth, according to the records.

The indictment states Williams and Hoffman had 438 grams of meth; cocaine; $10,655; a gun and about 100 rounds of ammunition in their home on April 13.

It states Revis also had 1333 grams of meth at his place of business.

The trial for Beaumont, Williams, Revis and Hoffman is scheduled for December 17 at 10 a.m. at the Norfolk Federal Courthouse.

We have reached out to their attorneys for comment.

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