Michigan man faces possible life sentence in large scale drug ring

By Steve Pope | February 20, 2019

A Michigan resident pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to selling a large amount of heroin, according to United States Attorney Scott W. Brady.

Victor Burnett, Jr., 38, of Oak Park, Michigan, faces a possible sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $10,000,000, or both when he is sentenced by United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on July 18.

According to court documents and information presented in court, federal agents were able to link Burnett to a large scale drug distribution ring after obtaining a court order to monitor his phone conversations.

Authorities recovered 1,366 grams of heroin, five firearms, ammunition, a money counter, multiple cell phones, and over $20,000 in cash when they raided his home on Sept. 1, 2016.

Investigators also intercepted approximately 100 grams of heroin on Aug. 22, 2016 that was sent by Burnett, in the mail.

Burnett remains in federal custody pending sentencing.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com

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