James City County Man Indicted on Federal Drug Charges
May 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Major Stephen Rubino
Phone: (757) 259-5142
Dion Kinte Bartlett (Age 34) of James City County was indicted in a multi-count federal indictment on May 9, 2011 after a three month investigation by Agents from the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force. The investigation revealed Bartlett was responsible for distributing a significant amount of the crack cocaine in the greater Williamsburg area. At the time of the indictment, Bartlett was out of prison on probation stemming from federal drug conviction in 2000 for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.
Bartlett’s charges are as follows: 1) Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine and Cocaine Base, 2) Possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, 3) Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, and 4) Distribute Cocaine Base. Each charge could carry up to 30 years in prison.
The Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force continues to aggressively target lower, middle and upper level drug dealers with the cooperation of local Commonwealth Attorney Offices and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Task Force is made up of seven agencies in six jurisdictions, which include the Virginia State Police, James City County Police Department, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, Poquoson Police Department, Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews County Sheriff’s Office and the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office.