Reston, VA

A Sterling man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing large amounts of heroin that led to at least two fatal overdoses, including an incident in Herndon.

Nedrick Lamont Jackson, 42, and his co-conspirators distributed, repackaged and sold narcotics in Loudoun and Fairfax counties, according to the office of U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger.

According to court documents, Johnson gave $400 of heroin to a woman in Herndon in March 2018, even though he knew she was “highly-impaired,” according to court documents. The woman — whose name was identified as L.R. — was found dead in her home two days later due to mixed drug intoxication.

Here’s more from Terwilliger:

In January 2019, Johnson distributed fentanyl to one of his co-conspirators to sell to a customer. The customer ingested these drugs, overdosed, and then drove their car into a parked vehicle in Sterling. Loudoun County deputies revived this customer through CPR and administration of Narcan.

In February 2019, Johnson distributed fentanyl to one of his co-conspirators to sell to a user. That customer, referred to as K.P., ingested the narcotics along with other drugs that he had obtained from a second source. K.P. died shortly thereafter of mixed drug intoxication.

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Monday Morning Notes

Group Opposing Zoning Changes Meets Today –– The Coalition for a Planned Reston is meeting today at Reston Association headquarters on 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive at 7 p.m. The group will discuss a proposal before the county that would increase population density in some parts of Reston and discuss amendments to the overall proposal. [Coalition for a Planned Reston]

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins Features Police Civilian Review Panel — In this month’s Channel 16 program, Hudgins discusses the benefits and goals of a new civilian review panel and an independent police auditor.

Training in Reston Focuses on Heroin Epidemic — Ginny Atwood Lovitt held a training in Reston on Friday detailing how to administer Narcan. Lovitt runs the Chris Atwood Foundation in Reston in memory of her brother who died of a heroin overdose nearly four years ago. [WUSA]

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Clarence "Nephew" Dickerson/FCPDFairfax County Police arrested an alleged regional heroin dealer at the Exxon on Wiehle Avenue near Isaac Newton Square in Reston on Wednesday.

Clarence “Nephew” Dickerson, 39, of Washington, DC, was stopped by police at the service station — located next to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station 25. In his car, police found heroin, crack cocaine, scales, packaging material and “other items commonly used in the distribution of illegal narcotics,” police said.

Based on evidence from an informant, police said they had been observing Dickerson for some time.

“The Organized Crime Narcotics Division (OCN) has been conducting a long term investigation into the distribution of heroin in Fairfax County,” FCPD said in a statement. “Based on evidence obtained during the investigation a suspect was identified as ‘Nephew’ who was allegedly selling heroin in several areas of Fairfax County. ”

“As the investigation progressed, ‘Nephew’ was identified as Clarence Dickerson, a 39-year-old, black male, of 57th Street SE, Washington D.C.  A confidential informant was developed and purchases of heroin were made in various areas throughout the county.”

Police then obtained arrest warrants for Dickerson, charging him with five counts of distribution of heroin.

The FCPD helicopter was used as part of the surveillance during the investigation, police said. This led to the discovery of a consistent pattern in Dickerson’s distribution habits. A buyer was identified in the Town of Vienna, as well as at a business on Richmond Highway. Read More

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