NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Portsmouth man who was previously convicted for a firearms charge is now facing more than 10 years in prison for selling crack cocaine while armed.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday 22-year-old Andre Peoples began dealing crack cocaine with his wife from their home just one month after he got a federal probation sentence for conspiring to straw-purchase firearms.
Peoples’ wife, Tashayla Cameron, is also a convicted felon. The 22-year-old was charged with felony possession of a firearm, and using, carrying, or possessing a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Prosecutors said Peoples sold the drugs while he was armed and wearing an ankle monitor. He was sentenced Thursday to 10 and a half years in prison.