Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Scott W. Hoernke, Special Agent in Charge

May 24, 2005

Contact: SA Susan Wolf

Phone Number: (202) 305-8500

Woman Sentenced To 10 Years For Conspiracy To Distribute PCP

MAY 24--Shawn A. Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division, announced today the guilty plea and sentencing of Shadita Sweeney. Sweeney, 28, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with her guilty plea on conspiracy charges to distribute and possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine, commonly known as “PCP”.

According to the agreed statement of facts presented to U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams, Sweeney, acting as a “middleman”, obtained between one and three kilograms of PCP from a co-defendant and resold the drugs to others for a profit. Upon her arrest, DEA agents seized from her home various items used for the packaging and sale of drugs, including plastic bags, funnels, and a heat sealer. Additionally, $1,546 was seized from her bedroom.

This case was investigated by the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mythili Raman.

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