Emporia man sentenced to 10 years for selling narcotics

FILE - This 1986 file photo shows a smokable, concentrated form of cocaine in a small plastic container. Heroin use faded in the late 1970s, but cocaine was on its way back, first in powder form and then morphing into an epidemic of crack in the 1980s. A supply glut prompted dealers to sell hardened cocaine rocks that sold for $5 to $10 on the street. (AP Photo)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for his part in a large-scale drug-dealing operation in the Emporia area.

Court documents show that Vincent Demond Anderson also called “Moosey” bought and sold crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana on a large scale from March 2015 until June 2017.

Police said Anderson bought drugs from Deron Powell, a large-scale trafficker in the area from 2013 until 2017.

From March 2016 until June 2017, Anderson sold about 700 grams of crack cocaine that he bought from Powell, police said.

Law enforcement officials said they intercepted cell phone calls between Powell and Anderson negotiating drug sales.

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