Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

May 13, 2016

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (202) 305-8426

Previously Convicted Suffolk Man Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin

NORFOLK, Va. - Christopher Salkey, 27, of Suffolk, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Salkey pleaded guilty on Oct. 28, 2015.  According to court documents, in the summer of 2012 up to May 2015, the defendant conspired with his father and two co-conspirators to distribute heroin in Suffolk and Portsmouth.  Each week Salkey, who had a previous conviction for selling narcotics, and his father would receive a significant quantity of heroin to which they would add a cutting agent and then cap it up for distribution.  During the course of the conspiracy, it is estimated they distributed at least 8 kilograms of heroin.  On May 20, 2015, special agents from the Drug Enforcement (DEA) and the Suffolk Police Department executed a search warrant at Salkey’s residence in Suffolk where they recovered heroin and packaging material used for distribution. Additionally, agents also discovered a marijuana grow operation with 129 marijuana plants.  Law enforcement later learned Salkey had hidden two firearms in the residence, which agents later recovered.

Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the DEA’s Washington Division 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.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys William D. Muhr and V. Kathleen Dougherty are prosecuting the case.

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