Half of those arrested in narcotics bust near William & Mary plead guilty


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Half of the individuals arrested in April after a narcotics investigation near the College of William & Mary have pleaded guilty to the drug charges, respectively. 

Ten people were arrested following the investigation, which lasted several months. One of those individuals was Gi Sang Yoon, identified as a visiting professor on the William & Mary website

Williamsburg police say the investigation began following tips about unreported sexual assaults due to an increase in drug activity on or around the school’s campus. During the multi-agency operation, officers recovered LSD, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, steroids, marijuana and $14,000 in cash.

Four of the ten defendants made an appearance in the Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court on Tuesday, all pleading guilty to some of their respective charges, according to court records. 

Photos: Mugshots of Williamsburg narcotics arrest

Those individuals included: 

  • Nicolas George Manuel pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. His sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2019. 
  • Biloliddin Tulamirza, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of drug sales on or near a school. His sentencing is set for January 9, 2019. Tulamirza pleaded guilty to selling within 1000 feet of a school on Oct. 15. He’ll be sentenced for that charge on Jan. 9 as well. 
  • Devin Moore pleaded guilty to a felony charge of manufacturing a controlled substance. He’ll be sentenced on January 9, 2019. 
  • Keegan Paugh pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of the sale and possession of marijuana. Paugh’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 17. 

According to court records, Timothy Pryor pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana on Oct. 17 and will be sentenced on January 9, 2019. 

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