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Man accused of dealing large quantities of heroin, cocaine

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal agents say the former operator of a Norfolk convenience store dealt large quantities of heroin and cocaine since 2010.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1lazMcZ ) reports that 50-year-old Kenneth L. Parker of Chesapeake was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and ordered to be held without bond on Thursday.

According to court documents, federal agents believe Parker distributed more than 22 pounds of heroin and 110 pounds of cocaine.

Investigators say Parker sold the drugs at locations around Norfolk, including two convenience stores, a grocery store and two corporate buildings.

If convicted, Parker — a seven-time felon — faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say federal guidelines would recommend a sentence of at least 30 years.

Online jail records don’t indicate whether Parker has an attorney to comment on the charge.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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