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Eastern District of Virginia
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September 22, 2015

Armed Imperial Gangsta Bloods Drug Dealer Sentenced to 35 Years

NORFOLK, VA—Jermarrieo Javone Stigger, 30, of Portsmouth, was sentenced yesterday to 420 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute narcotics and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Stigger pleaded guilty on Feb. 25, 2015. According to court documents, Stigger was a high-ranking member of the Imperial Gangsta Bloods, a Portsmouth-based set affiliated with the United Blood Nation that engaged in drug trafficking and acts of violence, including multiple shooting incidents during the summer of 2014. Operating out of Virginia Beach hotel rooms and other residences in Hampton Roads, Stigger bought and sold, and managed others who sold, substantial amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine. He was regularly armed during the course of the drug conspiracy, including with an assault rifle and numerous handguns. The defendant and other members of the Imperial Gangsta Bloods who are awaiting sentencing were investigated in a joint operation by the FBI, the Portsmouth Police Department, the Virginia Beach Police Department, and the Virginia State Police.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and John S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar, Sr. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew Bosse and Joseph DePadilla prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-13.

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