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Twin Brothers Each Sentenced to 13 Years on Drug and Firearm Charges
They sold heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and firearms

JAN 23 (NORFOLK, Va.) - Matthew Vincent Deparasis, 30, of Virginia Beach, was sentenced today to 156 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for maintaining drug-involved premises and on firearm charges.

Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for Drug Enforcement Administration’s Washington Office and Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen.

Deparasis pleaded guilty on September 26, 2014. According to court documents, Deparasis and his twin brother, Nicholas, sold heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, and firearms from various drug-involved premises, including an 11th Street apartment in Virginia Beach.  The Deparasis brothers used and maintained the various premises from February of 2010 to approximately May of 2014.

Nicholas Deparasis pleaded guilty on September 25, 2014 and was sentenced on January 21, 2015, to 96 months in prison on the drug conspiracy charge, and sentenced to an additional 60 months in prison for the charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of, and using and carrying firearms during and in relation to, one or more drug trafficking crimes.    

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with the assistance of the Virginia Beach Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Comstock prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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