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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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District Man Convicted of Federal Drug Trafficking Offenses;
Cocaine and Other Drugs Seized in Search of His Apartment
-Drugs Had a Street Value of About $100,000-

     WASHINGTON – Eddie P. Burroughs, 22, has been found guilty by a jury of three federal drug charges stemming from a search by law enforcement that led to the seizure of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and marijuana from his Southeast Washington apartment, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.

     Burroughs was found guilty on Dec. 10, 2012, of possession with intent to distribute large amounts of crack cocaine, powder cocaine and marijuana. The verdict followed a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Honorable James E. Boasberg scheduled sentencing for Feb. 19, 2013.  Burroughs faces up to life in prison.

     According to the government’s evidence at trial, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) executed a search warrant on Dec. 6, 2011 at the defendant’s apartment in the 3400 block of 13th Street SE and found two kilograms of crack cocaine, over 100 grams of powder cocaine, nine pounds of marijuana, almost $10,000 in U.S. currency, and equipment used in the production of crack cocaine.  The narcotics had a street value of approximately $100,000 and were already packaged for wholesale redistribution.

     In announcing the verdict, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the work of the MPD detectives, officers, and mobile crime technicians who investigated the case. He also expressed appreciation to the forensic chemist and fingerprint examiner who worked on the case.  Finally, he thanked those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Rommel Pachoca; Intelligence Analyst John Marsh; Assistant U.S. Attorney Vincent Caputy, who assisted with the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Magdalena Acevedo and George Eliopoulos, who investigated and tried the case.





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