New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 16, 2019

Richmond man receives five-year prison sentence for selling heroin in New Kent

By Robb Johnson | June 24, 2019 8:39 pm

A Richmond man will spend the next five years in prison after accepting terms to a plea agreement during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

Mushane Xavier Stevenson, 41, of the 1900 block of Wood Street, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of distribution of a Schedule I/II substance (first offense). He was originally charged with distribution of a Schedule I/II substance (third or subsequent offense).

In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney C. Linwood Gregory, Stevenson traveled to Bojangles in the Bottoms Bridge area of the county to sell a substance to an individual. The buyer was a confidential informant, who purchased approximately 3.5 grams of heroin for $350. A traffic stop was executed afterwards as Stevenson was a passenger in the vehicle. He was arrested for the sale of the drug and a lab report verified that the drug was cocaine.

Stevenson received a 40-year prison sentence with 35 years suspended on the conviction charge. He must also pay $350 in restitution as funds used in the transaction for the buy were never recovered.