Suspected heroin dealer set for October trial

Kareem Strong

WINCHESTER – A Philadelphia man charged with distribution of heroin will stand trial in Frederick County Circuit Court in October.

Kareem Strong, 25, was scheduled on Tuesday for a jury trial on Oct. 27, tying back to a June 2015 arrest.

Defense attorney Christopher Collins moved that Strong be given an evaluation to determine if he’s competent enough to stand trial. He mentioned a recent episode that required Strong to be hospitalized. The court also recognized a witness in Strong’s case who was present.

Strong was remanded into custody at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Strong was convicted of possession of heroin with intent to distribute in Warren County Circuit Court in January 2014. He’s scheduled for a jury trial there on Oct. 4 for a charge of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, second or subsequent offense.

Contact staff writer Rachel Mahoney at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rmahoney@nvdaily.com