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January 24, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced the filing of a two-count indictment* charging that Hoa Kim Hat and Thanh Lam conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute approximately 9,968 pills, weighing approximately 3,987 grams, of 3,4 methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, also known as "ecstasy"), and possessed those drugs with intent to distribute, on October 31, 2006, in Philadelphia, PA.

If convicted, the defendants each face 40 years imprisonment, a three year minimum mandatory term of supervised release, a potential $1 million fine, and a $200 mandatory special assessment.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Hoa Kim Hat
Philadelphia, PA
Age 48
Thanh Lam
Philadelphia, PA
Age 51

The case was investigated by the Philadelphia office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Philadelphia Police Department, and has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney David E. Troyer.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525

*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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