Drug trafficker to serve 20 years for role in 2011 Reston murder

A former Reston resident was sentenced yesterday (Wednesday) to 20 years years in prison for his role in a drug-related murder that happened in Reston in 2011.

Saul Pacheco Mejia, 55, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the use of a firearm in a drug trafficking conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Originally from Honduras, Mejia was with two associates when they chased, shot, and killed a man who attempted to steal cocaine from the trio during a drug deal on Dec. 12, 2011, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says. The incident happened at a Reston apartment, court documents show.

Read more…

Recent Stories

Get ready to explore the realm of artificial intelligence in an exciting first-of-its-kind film series showcasing some of the most iconic and thought-provoking movies in the genre. The entire series,…

The renovation of Lake Thoreau is about 90% complete, Reston Association says (via RA/YouTube) The Lake Thoreau and Shadowood pool renovations in Reston should both be finished in time for…

Morning Notes

A car in the I-66 Express Lanes approaches the Dunn Loring Metro station (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) McLean Woman Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Daughters — “Prosecutors said [Veronica] Youngblood…

It’s going to be a cold and rainy weekend in Fairfax County, thanks to Tropical Storm Ophelia. Tracking to make landfall in North Carolina today (Friday), the storm is expected to reach Northern Virginia tonight.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list