A former Leesburg resident pleaded guilty Wednesday to
conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and now faces up to 20 years in prison.
George Washington Crane V, 48, entered the plea in U.S. District Court. A federal grand jury indicted Crane July 11.
In his plea, Crane acknowledged purchasing Oxycodone from dealers on the streets of Washington, DC, several times a week from 2008 to 2011, and then selling the drug, in pill form, in Leesburg. Purchasers were primarily high school students or recent graduates, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
According to the press release, Crane sold the drug to multiple clients from residence and from car.
The death of William Huff, 20, on Aug. 7, 2010, prompted the investigation that resulted in Crane’s arrest. The drug was traced back to another source who had purchased it from Crane.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI’s Washington Field Office investigated the case.