Federal jury convicts two local men in heroin trafficking conspiracy

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Two men were convicted by a federal jury this week for a heroin trafficking conspiracy.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office cited court documents and trial evidence, saying 37-year-old Terrence Dennis, of Norfolk, and 36-year-old Michael Guess, of Newport News, were caught during a surveillance operation by a Homeland Security task force.

Agents tried to stop the two after Guess was seen failing to obey a stop sign. 

Guess then led authorities on a dangerous high-speed chase through Hampton and Newport News. During this chase, Dennis was a passenger and threw a loaded firearm and 33 grams of heroin out of the window.

Agents eventually detained the two, and seized additional substances along with evidence of narcotics distribution.

Dennis was also convicted of possession of a firearm and could face between five years to life in prison when he is sentenced on June 19. Guess could see up to 20 years when he is sentenced the next day.

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