Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood joins local, state, and federal colleagues – including Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Mark Herring, Attorney General of Virginia – in announcing today the arrests of dozens of people in Hampton Roads for their respective roles in selling drugs and guns in Norfolk.
In addition to 12 previously identified individuals who will face federal firearm and narcotics charges as a result of Operation Riptide, an additional 15 individuals have been arrested and charged in Norfolk with firearm and/or drug distribution charges.
“The impact of gun violence and illegal drug activity in Norfolk far exceeds the people named in criminal cases. Everyone who lives, works, and spends time here is affected. I’m thankful the collaborative work of Operation Riptide holds offenders accountable for their dangerous actions and supports citizens who deserve a safer Norfolk.” – Greg Underwood, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney