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Louisa man faces 281 years on drug charges

A Louisa County man has pleaded guilty to seven counts of distributing cocaine and one count of obstruction of justice in Louisa County Circuit Court today.

Rontray Houchens

Rontray L. Houchens, 23, is facing up to 281 years in prison for running a drug ring in the rural Louisa County. Three other charges were dropped.

Louisa Commonwealth Attorney Tom Garrett argued that Houchens was a leader in the illegal narcotics trade. Garrett said Houchens employed middle men to do work under his supervision.

Garrett credited the Louisa County Narcotics Task Force for “taking Houchens off the streets.”

The obstruction of justice charge originated in May when Houchens lied to police after his brother was arrested in connection with a home invasion where an elderly woman was severely beaten.

–Portsia Smith

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