Louisa man sentenced to 15 years for cocaine
A drug deal caught by police cost a Gordonsville man his money, his firearms and his freedom.
Maurice C. Dooms, 41, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but 41/2 years suspended in Louisa County Circuit Court Wednesday.
He pleaded guilty in March to cocaine distribution and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.
According to Louisa Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire, Dooms had made a drug deal on Dec. 12 in another locality.
The Louisa County Narcotics Task Force, comprised of the Louisa Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police, was tracking the deal and also searched Doom’s home.
Police recovered the drugs from the deal, 34 grams of cocaine from the house, a shotgun, a pistol and more than $5,000 in cash.
McGuire said the drugs will be destroyed and the money will be used to help combat crime in Louisa. The guns will also be used by police as long as they are useful and then will be destroyed, he said.
“This case shows us that crime does not pay,” McGuire said. “Dooms thought he was making a quick buck, but lost his drugs, money and now his liberty.”
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