Richmond man gets a year in jail after undercover drug bust


NEW KENT, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond man targeted as part of a drug bust operation in New Kent accepted a plea agreement during court on Monday. 

The New Kent/Charles City Chronicle, 28-year-old Jerel Demetric Mayo entered guilty pleas to one count each of distribution of a controlled substance (heroin) and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). 

Evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, the Twin Rivers Drug Task Force conducted a control buy from Mayo. A confidential informant met Mayo inside the McDonald’s in Bottoms Bridge. The two entered the restroom where the informant purchased heroin.  

After the informant turned the drugs and surveillance equipment, a traffic stop was executed where Mayo was the passenger of the vehicle. Mayo was arrested and a search on him resulted in locating cocaine.

Mayo received a 10-year sentence with nine years suspended on the distribution of cocaine charge. He received five years with all time suspended on the possession of cocaine charge.

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