A Leesburg man who allegedly dealt oxycodone pills to Loudoun County teenagers for years has been charged with conspiracy in the death of a reputed customer who overdosed from an injection of the addictive painkiller.
George Washington Crane V, 47, was arrested Friday in Leesburg. Federal prosecutors allege that he dealt oxycodone in Loudoun from 2006 to 2012 and that he engaged in a conspiracy that resulted in the death of William A. Huff, 20, who was found dead in his bedroom in his parents’ Leesburg home on Aug. 8, 2010.
Huff had returned from a drug rehabilitation facility the previous day, according to an affidavit by FBI Special Agent Gregg S. Horner. A syringe and a burnt spoon were found under the bed next to Huff’s body, Horner wrote. The Virginia medical examiner ruled that Huff died from “adverse effects of oxycodone.”
Crane had an initial court appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis and remained in custody. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum of life without parole.