NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Nine people have been charged with operating a million-dollar drug and money laundering operation in southeastern Virginia.
Eight members of the group lived in the Newport News area, the Newport News Daily Press reported. William Foreman allegedly headed the drug operation, assisted by Quentin Haley and Bryan Robbs. Robbs was from Costa Mesa, Calif., and the other two from Newport News.
A federal grand jury charged the three with laundering the proceeds of drug dealing. Shavonda York of Hampton, Perry Lee Bowen Jr. of Chesapeake and Richard Wiggins Jr. of Newport News were charged with money laundering.
Another defendant, 72-year-old Margarette Bullock Powell, was charged with wire fraud.
The indictment included a long list of property that has been seized and could be forfeited, including eight houses, 10 vehicles, $70,000 in cash and the alleged proceeds of the drug operation, $3.75 million.