Drug Enforcement Administration

Washington, DC

Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge

November 06, 2014

Contact: Public Information Officer

Phone Number: (202) 305-8426

Thurmont Heroin Dealer Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison

Sold heroin to a customer resulting in the man’s death

BALTIMORE - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Jacob Powell, 21, of Thurmont to seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.  Judge Quarles also ordered Powell to pay more than $7,000 in restitution, to cover the medical costs and funeral expenses of the person who died after Powell and a co-defendant supplied the victim with heroin.

The sentence was announced by Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Frederick County Sheriff Charles A. “Chuck” Jenkins; and Colonel Marcus L. Brown, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
According to Powell’s plea agreement, between July 2012 and June 2014, Powell conspired with Myers and others to distribute heroin in western Maryland.  Powell and Myers regularly obtained heroin from sources and re-sold that heroin to customers in and around Thurmont and Emmitsburg, Maryland.

On June 11, 2013, Myers and Powell sold heroin to Derek Dunsmore in Emmitsburg.  The heroin Myers and Powell sold caused the death of Derek Dunsmore.

Kathleen Elizabeth Myers, 21, of Thurmont, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced on October 29, 2014 to seven years in prison.  

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