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July 31, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced the unsealing of a two-count indictment* against Dion Fowler, a/k/a “Tommy,” and Eric McCoy, a/k/a Booper,” charging them with distribution of cocaine base (“crack”), and distribution of crack within 1000 feet of a school.

The indictment specifically charges that: on or about June 29, 2006, Fowler and McCoy distributed, and aided and abetted the distribution of, approximately 28.9 grams of crack within 1000 feet of Frankford High School, located at 5000 Oxford Avenue in Philadelphia.

If convicted, Fowler and McCoy each face a maximum sentence of 80 years imprisonment, a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years imprisonment, at least 8 years supervised release, and a multi-million dollar fine. This case was investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and is part of an joint city and federal effort to identify and prosecute drug dealers operating in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Dion Fowler
Philadelphia, PA
24
Eric McCoy
Philadelphia, PA
27

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney K.T. Newton.


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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