Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

September 17, 2005

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (202) 305-8426

Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to More Than 21 Years

Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division, Shawn A. Johnson, announced the sentencing of Craig N. Webster, 46, of Olney, Maryland. United States District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Webster to 262 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base.

According to the statement of facts presented to the court as part of his plea agreement, between February 20, 2003 and March 17, 2003, Montgomery County Police Department detectives conducted three controlled purchases of cocaine base from Webster totaling 14.57 grams. During a search on March 27, 2003 of Webster, his home and a trailer parked on the property of his residence, detectives and police officers recovered over 93.94 grams of cocaine base (commonly known as crack cocaine), a bottle of inositol (commonly used as a cutting agent for cocaine), a digital scale, and 16.57 grams of cocaine hydrochloride (commonly known as cocaine powder). As part of the plea agreement, Webster agreed to forfeit $22,024 in cash that was seized from Webster at the time of his arrest.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Montgomery County Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chan Park.

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