Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin in Loudoun

A man with ties to Loudoun County pleaded guilty in federal court last week to conspiracy to distribute heroin, leading to at least two non-fatal overdoses.

According to court documents, Anthony Maurice Riley, a DC-based heroin dealer, had distributed more than 500 grams of heroin between at least 2014 and 2018 in and around Loudoun County.

According to court documents, Riley had several customers and sub-dealers in Loudoun County to whom he would provide heroin on a consignment basis, also known as “fronting.” While distributing, Riley would use multiple cell phones and several different vehicles to transport the heroin for sale from DC to Loudoun County.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Drug Enforcement Agency agents arrested Riley on March 8 after he distributed 54 grams of heroin in a controlled purchase in Loudoun County. During his interview with law enforcement after the arrest, he made a full confession to his involvement and acknowledged that his distribution of heroin may have caused overdoses. In his plea agreement, he accepted the applicability of a previous felony drug offense, which means that he will but subject to a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence. Riley is scheduled for sentencing July 13.

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