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Alexandria fentanyl and gun trafficker sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Alexandria resident Carrington Hammond, found guilty of multiple fentanyl and gun trafficking charges, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.

Hammond was found guilty of selling fentanyl-laced pills that looked like oxycodone and selling firearms with the serial numbers filed off — aka a “ghost” gun.

According to a release:

Carrington Hammond, 29, worked with Arizona-based suppliers and local redistributors to sell kilogram-level quantities of fentanyl in the Eastern District of Virginia. Hammond’s co-conspirators mailed packages across the country to Hammond containing tens of thousands of counterfeit pills. The pills had the appearance of pharmaceutical oxycodone but instead were laced with fentanyl. Law enforcement identified one such package containing 50,000 fentanyl-laced pills. Hammond also trafficked fentanyl in powder form, as well as cocaine.

In addition to drug trafficking, Hammond sold multiple firearms during the conspiracy. Law enforcement recovered three firearms that Hammond sold to a local drug redistributor, including a “ghost” gun. A ghost gun is a firearm that is not marked with a serial number and is often made using a 3-D printer, so there is no way to track its origins or owners.

A release from the Department of Justice said police searched Hammond’s apartment on Aug. 10, 2023, and found:

  • 5 kilograms of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl
  • 2 kilograms of fentanyl powder
  • 1 kilogram of cocaine
  • 2.5 kilograms of marijuana
  • Two guns, one under a couch cushion and a semi-automatic kept next to a safe

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