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January 20, 2005

Chesapeake Doctor Indicted on Narcotics Charges

A federal grand jury indicted Dr. Sidney Loxley on 91 counts in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Loxley, age 62, and his wife Carol Dean Loxley, a/k/a Carol Ann Dean, age 39, both of Chesapeake, Virginia, were arrested on January 19, 2005.

December 14, 2004

Large Mid-Atlantic Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking Organization Arrested and Dismantled

SAC Laura M. Nagel of DEA’s Washington Division announced today’s joint law enforcement operation arresting members of a large-scale drug trafficking organization operating in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and California. Nine members of the organization were arrested today after a federal grand jury indicted a total of 14 members of the organization.

October 25, 2004

Prince George's County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

OCT 29--A Prince George’s County drug dealer received a mandatory life sentence in federal prison for his role as a leader of a drug conspiracy which was responsible for distributing crack cocaine. Laura M. Nagel, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division announced today that Marshall Nicholson, Jr., age 38, of Palmer Park, Maryland was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Alexander Williams for distributing crack cocaine in Prince George’s County from at least 1999 through June of 2003.

August 16, 2004

Washington Division Participates in National Night Out Events in Washington, D.C.

AUG 16--Washington Division Participates in National Night Out Events in Washington, D.C.
National Night Out is an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches. Community members rally with law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses and neighborhood organizations at events throughout the District of Columbia. The purpose of National Night Out is to:

June 18, 2004

31 Indicted For Operating A Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Enterprise

JUN 18 -- Laura M. Nagel, Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Washington Division announced today that a federal grand jury indicted Paulette Martin, age 57, of Takoma Park, Maryland, and 30 others for crimes arising from their three and a half year operation of a large drug trafficking and money laundering enterprise in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

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.

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