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June 28, 2006
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METH DEALER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON
Meth Cooked in Garage of Severna Park Home
Baltimore, Maryland - Christopher Marshall, age 28, of Stevensville, Maryland was sentenced today to 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, announced
United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on April 3, 2006 at his guilty plea, on May 19, 2005 a Drug Enforcement Administration confidential source of information (CS) met Marshall and his co-defendant, Brian Kauffmann, age 34, at Kauffmann’s residence in Severna Park to purchase methamphetamine. At that time Kauffmann gave the CS a free sample of methamphetamine. On June 8, 2005 and several times after that, the CS met with Marshall and Kauffmann at Kauffmann’s residence and purchased methamphetamine. On one occasion, the CS observed five to six glass mason jars containing a clear liquid with a brownish sediment which the CS believed to be used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. On another occasion, the CS observed a Bunsen burner and a glass beaker-like receptacle with a copper coil. The CS also observed a gold and black metal gas can with the word ‘trash” written on it and a funnel protruding from the top of the can; and a box of cold medicine that the CS believed contained ephedrine, a component used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
On August 22, 2005, the DEA and Anne Arundel County police officers searched Kauffmann’s residence and seized drug paraphernalia, including scales, a triple neck flask, tubing and matchbook striker plates. They also seized ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine, including iodine, muriatic acid, pseudoephedrine tablets and documents related to the conspiracy. Test results indicated that the methamphetamine obtained from Marshall and Kauffmann weighed 74 grams.
Kauffman plead guilty to the same charge and is awaiting sentencing.
U.S. Attorney Rosenstein praised the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Anne Arundel County Police Department for their investigation, and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Romano, who is prosecuting the case.
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