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Final defendant sentenced in Gloucester meth trafficking conspiracy

A Gloucester man was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber of the Eastern District of Virginia.

According to court documents, as early as May 1, 2020, Jeremy John Gleason, 42, began selling meth in Gloucester. A confidential source told investigators that after Gleason went “dry” due to his source of supply being impacted by COVID, he tried to corner the meth market in Gloucester by buying “everything.” Gleason purchased large amounts of meth every two days and distributed it to co-conspirators, the release stated.

On April 6, 2021, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of meth in which Gleason sold 14.2 grams of meth. On April 20, 2021, Gleason sold 14.7 grams of meth during another controlled purchase, according to information provided by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

On Nov. 30, 2023, Gleason pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He was accountable f...

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