For immediate release: November 21, 2022
Lynchburg Resident Sentenced to 30 years for Drug Distribution
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Beginning in 2017, members of the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) began an investigation into Quentin Horsley and others, related to drug distribution. During the course of this investigation, LPD Detectives identified Quentin Horsley as the leader of a drug trafficking organization, operating in the greater Lynchburg area.
LPD joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) to further this investigation.
“The investigation culminated when the Lynchburg Police Department executed search warrants at residences used by Horsley and his co-conspirators and found nearly two kilograms of cocaine, nearly a kilogram of heroin, and more than three kilograms of methamphetamine. These narcotics had a street value of more than $1 million.” (United States Attorney’s Office, November 18, 2022)
Horsley was tried and convicted by a federal grand jury in March of 2022 on the following federal charges:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and 100 grams or more of heroin. Additionally, Horsley was convicted of four counts of distribution of cocaine.
Horsley was sentenced on November 18, 2022 to 30 years in prison.
The LPD is grateful for its long-standing relationships with our federal law enforcement partners.
See press release from the USAO at the link below: