VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In an April 4 story about a couple pleading guilty to drug and money laundering charges, The Associated Press reported erroneously that prosecutors ran a cocaine operation as the defendant’s home. Prosecutors say Norvell ran the cocaine operation at his home.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Bakery owners plead guilty to drug, money laundering
A couple who owns a Virginia Beach bakery has pleaded guilty to federal money laundering and drug charges. Prosecutors say Vernon Norvell and Cheron Johnson ran a large-scale cocaine operation and the couple’s business, G’s Cake Shop.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A couple who own a Virginia Beach bakery has pleaded guilty to federal money laundering and drug charges.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the Portsmouth couple, 43-year-old Vernon Norvell and 31-year-old Cheron Johnson, entered the pleas Monday in federal court in Norfolk. Norvell pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Johnson pleaded guilty to money laundering and making a false statement in a tax filing.
Prosecutors say Norvell ran a large-scale cocaine operation at his home and the couple’s business, G’s Cake Shop.
According to court documents, Norvell and Johnson used the proceeds of cocaine dealing to buy a home, several automobiles and expensive clothing.
Sentencing is set for June 22.
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