RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond man was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for being involved in a drug trade for several years.
49-year-old Christopher Wills was charged with possessing with intent to distribute and possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony.
During the time of the arrest, Wills possessed more than 250 grams of cocaine and four firearms in a home he shared with his girlfriend, Regina Gasque.
In May 2018, Richmond Police Officers obtained a search warrant for home following a traffic stop of Gasque’s son, Keith Gasque who possessed multiple firearms while being a felon.
While officers were executing the warrant they discovered multiple ounces of cocaine and four firearms.
According to police, Regina Gasque initially denied knowledge of the firearms and cocaine that were found in her room.
She later admitted to police that she knew about the firearms and drugs. She said they belonged to Wills.
Gasque told police Wills was involved in a multi-state, multi-year business of trafficking cocaine from Philadelphia to the Richmond area.
When arrested, Wills admitted to police that he had been involved in the drug trade for several years and had multiple sources of supply from Pennsylvania.
At the sentencing hearing, the court found that Wills had dealt between nine ounces to a half kilogram of cocaine every two months for the previous 11 years.
The court also found that Wills possessed four firearms in connection with his drug-trafficking activity.
Gasque pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Wills’s possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to one year in prison.
Wills was sentenced to nine years in prison.