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June 18, 2004

Two Hundred Pounds of Marijuana Seized In Norfolk, VA

JUN 18 -- One individual was arrested early yesterday morning in Norfolk, Virginia on a federal complaint charging him with possession with intent to distribute Marijuana. Laura M. Nagel, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division announced that Matt CODER, age 28, of Encinitas, California was arrested early on Tuesday, June 8, in the parking lot of the Chesapeake Municipal Airport after arriving on a chartered Lear 36 private jet from Carlsbad, California.

June 17, 2004

Two Illegal Aliens Indicted In Cocaine Conspiracy

JUN 17--A federal grand jury indicted two illegal aliens from Mexico as part of a Mexican cocaine distribution conspiracy. Laura Nagel, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division, identified the drug traffickers as Salvador Perez-Perez and Domingo Orduno-Esquer who are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of cocaine. The indictment alleges that the defendants agreed to receive approximately seventy (70) kilograms of cocaine that had been illegally imported into the United States from Mexico.

June 8, 2004

Salisbury Area Drug Ring Leader Sentenced to 30 Years

JUN 8 -- Laura M. Nagel, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division announced today that Ronald Seldon, age 29, of Salisbury, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to 30 years in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release arising from his guilty plea on March 29, 2004 to charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack”, and money laundering.

April 20, 2004

Richmond Man Indicted on Drug and Murder Charges

APR 20 -- A federal grand jury returned a superceding indictment today for Richard Dwight Bernard, age 35, of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Richmond, Virginia. Bernard was originally charged in November 2003, along with seven others, with conspiracy to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and with possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

February 20, 2004

Baltimore Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for RICO Charges

Washington, D.C. - The Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Ms. Laura M. Nagel, announced that following a September 19, 2002 guilty plea to a federal racketeering charge, United States District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Louis Colvin, age 44 of Baltimore, Maryland, to 10 years incarceration followed by 3 years of supervised release. Colvin is the seventh and final defendant to be sentenced for his role as a member of a violent racketeering enterprise led by James Gross, Sr.

February 18, 2004

Virginia Motorcycle Dealership Seized In Methamphetamine Bust

The Glen LILLY Drug Trafficking Organization was responsible for the distribution of multi-pounds of methamphetamine throughout the Bristol Virginia Area. The methamphetamine was sourced from Mexico, transported through Los Angeles, to the Atlanta, Georgia area, and was then transported to the LILLY DEALERSHIP in Abingdon, Virginia. Proceeds from the sales were laundered through the dealership and then transported back to the Atlanta area.

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.

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