Fredericksburg Meth Dealer Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

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RICHMOND, Va. – A Fredericksburg man was sentenced yesterday to 18 years in prison for distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute high-grade methamphetamine.

According to court documents, between October 19, 2021, and November 10, 2021, Briceton Grant, 36, distributed or possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 8 pounds—nearly four kilograms—of methamphetamine having purity levels well in excess of 90%. This grade of methamphetamine is referred to as “Ice” or “Crystal Meth” and is often manufactured in super labs outside of the United States. In addition to the methamphetamine, at the time of his arrest, Grant was also in possession of 90 pills containing fentanyl, three grams of cocaine, and $4,590 in United States currency.  

Grant was named in a four-count criminal indictment that was returned by a Richmond federal grand jury on June 7 and entered a guilty plea on June 21 to one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Stanley M. Meador, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Richmond Field Office; and Brian Layton, Chief of Fredericksburg Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge David J. Novak.

This case was investigated by the FBI Richmond’s Fredericksburg Regional Narcotics Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Mastandrea-Miller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:22-cr-078.