Norfolk man gets 9 years for drug charges

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk man was sentenced Friday to nearly nine years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine and possessing, using, and carrying a firearm.

Court papers show Charles Ervin Livermon, 23, sold an officer a deadly cocktail of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine. Other times, he used co-conspirators to negotiate the deals with the undercover officer.

Officers later executed a warrant on his home and recovered heroin mixed with fentanyl, 450 grams of marijuana, and his personal firearm. Livermon was a previously convicted felon.  He is one of 44 suspects arrested after an 8-month investigation called “Operation Sand Dragon.”  It is a joint operation led by the Norfolk Police Department with assistance from the DEA, ATF, Homeland Security investigators and the Chesapeake Police Department.

During the investigation, law enforcement recovered roughly 11 ounces of heroin, 3 pounds of cocaine, 3 pounds of marijuana, 24 ecstasy pills, and 9 grams of methamphetamine. The total street value of the drugs was over $190,000. Law enforcement also recovered 12 firearms and over $85,000 in cash.

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