Hampton, Virginia woman dealing multiple kilograms of heroin and cocaine sentenced
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Hampton woman was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and 500 grams or more of cocaine.
According to court documents, Kimberly Massenburg, 45, served as a go-between for a kilogram weight dealer of heroin and a kilogram weight dealer of cocaine. The two dealers would exchange tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of cocaine and heroin through Massenburg at a time. In October 2018, Massenburg was arrested in Hampton after she was found in possession of a kilogram of cocaine. After being released on bond, Massenburg kept in contact with both dealers and organized a meeting between them so that they could continue to exchange drugs directly with one another.
Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Division; G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Steve R. Drew, Chief of Newport News Police; Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent; and Raymond Villanueva, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C., made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin P. Hudson, Amy E. Cross, and Peter G. Osyf prosecuted the case.
The case was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), Operation Cookout. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.