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January 22, 2004

Zenobia Penn Sentenced in Cocaine Conspiracy

JAN 22— Washington, D.C. - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Special Agent-in-Charge, Ms. Laura M. Nagel announced that United States District Chief Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Zenobia Bernadette Penn, age 35, of Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, January 15, 2004, to 174 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. Penn was convicted by a jury in November, 2002 after a 5 week trial.

January 22, 2004

Disabled Methamphetamine Lab in Southern Maryland Motel

JAN 22— Washington, D.C. - The Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC), Ms. Laura M. Nagel of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that a methamphetamine lab had been disabled. The DEA worked with the Charles County Sheriff's Office who uncovered a methamphetamine lab on January 12 and arrested a 28-year-old man for manufacturing the drug.

January 15, 2004

Dentist Pleads Guilty to Exchanging Prescriptions for Sex

JAN 15— Washington, D.C. - The Washington Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced today that Dr. DeWitt Webster, Jr., age 74, of Hyattsville, Maryland pled guilty to two counts of an indictment in which he was charged with the unlawful distribution of Percocet.

December 18, 2003

Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted 13 Defendants With Drug Trafficking, Health Care Fraud And Possession Of Firearms

DEC 18--Washington, DC- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced that a Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted 13 Defendants With Drug Trafficking, Health Care Fraud And Possession Of Firearms. The indictment alleges that from at least February, 1999 to November, 2003 the defendants used fraudulent prescriptions to obtain Oxycontin, Percocet and other prescription medications from Maryland pharmacies for resale on the street.

December 13, 2003

Federal Grand Jury Returns Superceding Indictment Against Members of Major Drug Organization

SAC Laura M. Nagel of DEA’s Washington Division announced a further step in a joint law enforcement operation targeting the narcotics trade and related violence in Northeast Washington, D.C. Today, 21 defendants were arraigned by United States District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on a superceding indictment returned by the grand jury on December 3, 2004. The defendants, largely centered in northeast Washington, have been charged with federal racketeering, narcotics and firearms charges, and on murder, attempted murder, attempted killing of a police officer, and armed robbery.

December 13, 2003

Members of Heroin Drug Trafficking Organization Indicted

Washington, DC- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Special Agent-in-Charge, Ms. Laura M. Nagel announced that 7 defendants were indicted this week for crimes arising from a heroin trafficking operation. The indictment charges the following defendants with participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin from July to December, 2003:

Kofi Mensah, a.k.a. “Na-Na”, age 35, a Ghanaian citizen, of New York City;

Edwin Ncube, a.k.a. “Edwin Afrifa”, age 38; a Ghanaian citizen, of Elkridge and Laurel, Maryland;

Jamar Holt, age 27, of Baltimore, Maryland;

December 13, 2003

Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to More than 15 Years Imprisonment

Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division, Laura M. Nagel, announced the sentencing of Henry Antoine Saunders, 26, of Washington, DC, to 181 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his participation in crimes arising from a conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine in Maryland and Washington, DC.

December 12, 2003

Former Baltimore City Police Officer Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine

DEC 12--Washington, D.C. - The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced today that Eduardo Munoz, age 33, a former Baltimore City Police Officer who resided in Ellicott City, Maryland was sentenced by United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake to 57 months in prison followed by 2 years supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

November 24, 2003

16 Defendants Indicted On Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering And Gun Charges

Washington, DC- The United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Agent-in-Charge Laura M. Nagel announced that the federal grand jury for the District of Maryland returned a superseding indictment charging 16 defendants with drug trafficking, money laundering and possession of firearms.

November 24, 2003

7 Defendants Indicted On Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering And Gun Charges

NOV 24--Washington, DC- The Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Agent-in-Charge Laura Nagel, announced yesterday that a federal grand jury in the District of Maryland returned an 18 count superseding indictment charging 7 individuals with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, crack base and phencyclidine (PCP), in the Palmer Park area of Prince George's County, Maryland between 1999 and June 12, 2003.

The individuals charged in the drug conspiracy include:

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