Lynchburg drug dealer sentenced to prison
LYNCHBURG, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Lynchburg will spend decades in prison for distributing large quantities of drugs.
According to a release, 38-year-old Quentin Lowell Horsley was sentenced Friday to 30 years in federal prison.
He was convicted in March of conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and 100 grams or more of heroin.
Horsley was also convicted of multiple counts of cocaine distribution.
In court, evidence showed he led a drug trafficking conspiracy in which he supplied and facilitated the distribution of substantial quantities of drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.
He accomplished this by managing a network of more than 15 drug dealers in the Lynchburg area.
The investigation came to an end when investigators searched residences used by Horsley and others involved in the trafficking, seizing nearly two kilograms of cocaine, nearly one kilogram of heroin, and more than three kilograms of methamphetamine.
These drugs had a street value of more than $1 million.
The release says Horsley’s reach and influence were vast, with one co-conspirator having written in a text “when you wait, you make the whole city wait.”