Whitehead convicted in cocaine case

Published 1:21 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Carlos Antwan Whitehead, a 31-year-old Victoria man, was sentenced recently in Lunenburg Circuit Court to nine months in jail as a result of being convicted of one felony count of distribution of cocaine, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Clement.

“The local drug task force under the direction of Sgt. Adam Martin, of the Lunenburg Sheriff’s Office, conducted an undercover purchase of cocaine from Whitehead on Aug. 29, 2014, in Nutbush. The purchase was for $400 in exchange for 4.17 grams of crack cocaine,” Clement said.

In addition to his active sentence, Whitehead also received nine years and three months suspended, subject to conditions of good behavior for 10 years, supervised probation, warrantless searches and restitution of $1,000 to the Virginia State Police.

Clement said the active sentence fell within the sentencing guidelines range.

The court allowed Whitehead to participate in the work release program of Piedmont Regional Jail if he is found to be eligible and if approved by the jail. He is to report to the jail on Sept. 13, according to Clement.