News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Federal Employee Sentenced for Selling Drugs
from J.F.K. Federal Building

OCT 5 -- Boston, MA. A former employee of the Office of Veterans Affairs was sentenced late yesterday in federal court on a drug charge in connection with her illegal sale of the prescription drug Vicodin in and nearby the J.F.K. federal building where she worked.

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England; United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Jeffrey G. Hughes, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, announced that EULA GALLOP, age 59, of 34 Wolcott Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 3 years’ probation, during which she must attend and complete a three-month inpatient drug treatment program followed by three months of home confinement. GALLOP was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. GALLOP pleaded guilty on June 12, 2006, to an Information charging her with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Vicodin.

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the Government’s evidence would have proven that GALLOP, a former employee of the Office of Veterans Affairs, sold prescription drugs to a cooperating witness over the time period of October, 2005 to January, 2006. The drug sales by GALLOP occurred in and around the J.F.K. federal building in Boston while she was employed at the Office of Veterans Affairs.

The case was investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.