Hadsell indicted by federal grand jury

Published 11:13 am Thursday, September 17, 2015

NORFOLK — The stepfather of a Longwood University student who was found dead in Southampton County was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of felon in possession of ammunition.

Wesley Paul Hadsell, 37, of Norfolk, who was indicted, was the stepfather of Anjelica “A.J.” Hadsell, whose remains were discovered in April.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Charles E. Smith, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the grand jury returned the indictment.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin L. Hatch is prosecuting the case, according to the release.

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Months ago, Norfolk Police said that Hadsell died from acute heroin poisoning.