NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Jason Marvin Saunders, 33, was sentenced today to 480 months in prison for drug trafficking and gun charges.
According to court records and evidence at trial, from January 2012 to about August 2014, Saunders and his twin brother, Jeremy Lynn Saunders, jointly distributed heroin and cocaine through an organization that they managed and used firearms to protect. Police discovered the operation after the Saunders brothers exchanged gunfire with a rival drug organization. The shootout happened outside a location they operated on Appomattox Avenue in Portsmouth.
Jeremy Lynn Saunders plead guilty to drug conspiracy and firearms charges and was sentenced to 25 years in prison on June 25.