NORFOLK— A Virginia Beach handyman entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday to charges of methamphetamine distribution.
Loren Dude Linker, 49, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Henry C. Morgan Jr. in the federal courthouse in Norfolk. He will be sentenced on Sept. 20 on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute, and use of a communications facility for drug trafficking felonies. He faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 43 years in prison.
The Eastern District of the U.S. Attorney’s office said Linker acknowledged that he used his business and its vehicles to distribute methamphetamine for more than a year.