Prosecutors: Delaware businessman sold heroin out of greed

Popular News

Maryland health officials confirm 3rd measles case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's health department has confirmed a third case of measles amid a...

Former DSU official pleads guilty to accepting bribes

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former associate registrar at Delaware State University has pleaded guilty to...

Delaware Senate considers safe storage gun bill

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware state Senate is set to consider a bill requiring gun owners to...

Prosecutors: Delaware businessman sold heroin out of greed

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Delaware businessman sentenced this week to seven years in prison for selling heroin was motivated by greed.

The News Journal reports prosecutors assert 45-year-old Eric Leonard didn't fit the typical profile of someone charged with heroin distribution.

Many often are poor, had a rough childhood, are young or lack family support. Leonard owned multiple businesses and had started a nonprofit for those recently released from jail.

He was indicted in 2016 and pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin in February. Federal authorities have seized at least $186,000 in assets from Leonard.

In the sentencing document, Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Weede wrote that Leonard capitalized on the opioid crisis.

Prosecutors asked for nine years, but Leonard and his attorneys argued that he'd accepted responsibility.

Source: AP

 

 

 


Recommends

Maryland health officials confirm 3rd measles case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's health department has confirmed a third case of measles amid a national surge of the acute viral respiratory illness.

Former DSU official pleads guilty to accepting bribes

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former associate registrar at Delaware State University has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to change the registration status of hundreds of out-of-state students so they could pay cheaper in-state tuition at the historically black university.

Events

VAULT SPRING CLEAN-UP

THE VAULT SPRING CLEAN-UP WITH DAVID A. BANKS

CONCERT CALENDAR

Here is a quick look at the upcoming shows.