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Crystal Meth Supplier and Attorney Sentenced for Roles in Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jeffrey Alan Dye, 47, from Atlanta, Ga., and Brian Charles Malady, 42, an attorney formerly of Alexandria, Va., were sentenced today for their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine and a conspiracy to launder drug money. Dye was sentenced to 150 months in prison, and Malady was sentenced to 24 months in prison.

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement following sentencing by United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.

            Dye pled guilty on Jan. 10, 2010, to being the primary supplier for a large-scale organization that distributed crystal meth in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C.  Dye was an Atlanta-based source of supply who obtained crystal meth from Mexican-based suppliers.  Dye’s large-scale customers typically paid tens of thousands of dollars for multiple pounds of meth and transported it from Atlanta to Northern Virginia by human couriers on airplanes, in rental cars or on Amtrak.  This organization was responsible for the distribution of more than 50 kilograms of methamphetamine and grossing more than $1 million from 2006 through 2007. 

            Malady pled guilty on Feb. 25, 2010, for laundering drug money generated as part of Dye’s drug conspiracy.  Malady, an attorney, was a crystal meth addict who knowingly agreed to conceal tens of thousands of dollars in drug proceeds belonging to his supplier, Mark Cryer, 37, of Arlington, Va., who was a large-scale customer of Dye.  Malady later remitted some of these drug proceeds to Cryer to facilitate additional purchases of crystal meth from Dye.  After Cryer’s arrest, Malady engaged in monetary transactions with Tim Bollinger, 39, of Arlington, Va., to conceal the nature and source of the drug proceeds in order to pay for Cryer’s defense attorneys. 

            Cryer was charged in Arlington County Circuit Court and pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He is pending sentencing and is facing a sentence of 40 years to life. Bollinger pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 120 months in prison on Sept. 5, 2008.

            This case is part of a long-term and ongoing investigation involving crystal meth trafficking in the Northern Virginia and metropolitan D.C. area by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Arlington County Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other law enforcement offices. The case was prosecuted for the United States by Assistant United States Attorney Kim Pedersen.

            A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.

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