Third Methamphetamine Laboratory Raided In Maryland Since July
Shawn A. Johnson of DEA’s Washington Division
announced today that Brian Kauffmann, age 33, of Pertch Road in Severna
Park, Maryland, is charged with the distribution of methamphetamine and
conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. DEA’s Metropolitan Area
Task Force (MATF) Group 36 executed a search warrant at Kauffmann’s
residence and arrested him after a four month investigation. This marks
the third methamphetamine laboratory busted by the DEA in Maryland in
the last two months.
At the request of the Government, Kauffmann has been ordered temporarily
detained, pending a detention hearing on Wednesday, August 24, 2005
at 10 am at U.S. District Court in Baltimore. If convicted, Kauffmann
a maximum sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum mandatory sentence
of ten years and a $4,000,000 fine.
DEA’s MATF Group 36 is comprised of Agents from DEA’s
Washington Division and representatives from the Anne Arundel County
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Prince George’s County
Police Department, and Montgomery County Police Department. The case
prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Romano.