Man sentenced for heroin

Published 10:56 pm Friday, May 13, 2016

A Suffolk man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.



Christopher Salkey, 27, conspired with his father and two others to distribute heroin in Suffolk and Portsmouth from 2012 to 2015, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which handled the case in federal court. He pleaded guilty on Oct. 28, 2015.

Each week, Salkey and his father would receive a significant quantity of heroin, to which they would add a cutting agent and then cap it up for distribution, according to the press release.

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During the course of the conspiracy, it is estimated they distributed at least eight kilograms of heroin.

On May 20, the Suffolk Police Department and federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at the residence in the 2000 block of Meadow Country Road. They recovered heroin, packaging material, a marijuana grow operation with 129 marijuana plants, $25,000 in cash, $26,000 in gold bullion and more.

Agents later learned Salkey had hidden two firearms in the residence, which agents later recovered, according to the release.