Cocaine supplier for local Virginia Bloods gang sentenced to prison
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A California man was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for supplying cocaine and other controlled substances to individuals in Virginia.
According to court documents, from 2015 until early 2019, Chad Stewart, 44, of Anaheim, supplied cocaine and other controlled substances to multiple drug distribution cells located in Northern Virginia. Most notably, Stewart supplied cocaine to associates and members of the Imperial Gansta Bloods, a criminal street gang. His customers would compile and return tens of thousands of dollars of drug proceeds to him, sometimes via shipments of bulk cash, and sometimes by hand carrying bulk cash to California and delivering it to Stewart in person. Stewart admitted to shipping nearly 150 kilograms of cocaine, along with at least one kilogram of heroin.
DEA Washington Division Special Agent in Charge Jesse R. Fong, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger and ATF Washington Division Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Ben’Ary prosecuted the case.
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