Henrico man sentenced to nearly 4 years for trafficking guns, drugs

Henrico man sentenced to nearly 4 years for trafficking guns, drugs
The man is alleged to have traveled to New York and Connecticut to sell 13 firearms.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico County man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for firearm trafficking and drugs charges.

Toddai Deveaux, 21, was arrested after police learned he had enlisted an accomplice, identified as "J.M." in court documents, to purchase firearms on his behalf.

J.M. purchased approximately 13 firearms in the spring and summer of 2017 stating on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms paperwork that they were for himself when the guns were for Deveaux.

Law enforcement officials said the pair had traveled to New York and Connecticut to sell the firearms.

Deveaux was also accused of asking a student at Old Dominion University to have packages for him delivered to the student's address on-campus. Police intercepted a second package sent to the student's address, which contained 861 ounces of marijuana.

Deveaux's charges were for conspiracy to make false statements to acquire firearms, aiding and abetting in making false statements to acquire firearms and traffic marijuana through the mail.

The charges were prosecuted by the Eastern District of Virginia.

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