Culpeper Couple Sentenced to 9 Years for Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Conspiracy
Charlottesville, Va.,– A Culpeper, Virginia man, who conspired with others, including his wife, to sell multiple kilograms of methamphetamine as well as thousands of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl, was sentenced this week to 9 years in federal prison.
Fahid Rashid, 32, pled guilty in November 2022 to one count of conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 40 grams of fentanyl, and one count of distributing methamphetamine.
Co-conspirators Akhter Ahmed, 30, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Rashid’s wife, Kahlisah Zuma Khan, 31, both previously pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges. Khan and Ahmed were sentenced in December 2022 to 45 months and 46 months, respectively.
According to court documents, beginning in at least June 2020 and continuing through April 2021, Rashid, Khan, and Ahmed used multiple addresses in Culpeper, Spotsylvania, Fairfax, and elsewhere for their drug trafficking of kilos of meth and pills laced with deadly fentanyl.
The Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Division, the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, the Fairfax County Police Department, the Arlington County Police Department, and the United States Postal Inspection Service investigated the case. The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is comprised of investigative personnel from the Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, and Rappahannock Sheriffs’ Departments as well as the Culpeper and Warrenton Police Departments and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation - Culpeper Field Office.
United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh and Jarod Forget, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Washington Division announced the sentence today.
Assistant U.S. Attorney S. Cagle Juhan and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Kate Rumsey prosecuted the case.