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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

District Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison For Distributing Large Quantities Of PCP-Arrest Followed Investigation By MPD, ATF-

     WASHINGTON - Donnell Brown, 23, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a 70-month prison term for distributing large quantities of Phencyclidine (PCP) in the District of Columbia, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.

     Brown pled guilty in October 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a charge of unlawful distribution of 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance of PCP. He was sentenced by the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer. Upon completion of his prison term, Brown will be placed on five years of supervised release.

     According to the government’s evidence, in the fall of 2011, investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) began an investigation into sales of PCP in the Montana Terrace housing area in Northeast Washington. Law enforcement officers were able to purchase large quantities of liquid PCP from several targets.  The investigation showed that Brown sold PCP on eight different occasions, in various amounts, from November 2011 to July 2012.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen commended the actions of all the MPD officers and ATF agents who participated in this arrest and the removal of drugs from the streets of Washington, D.C. He also acknowledged the work of those who handled the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Candace Battle and Legal Assistant Tammy Scott.  Finally, he praised the efforts of Assistant U.S. Attorney Emory V. Cole who investigated and prosecuted the case.


Updated February 19, 2015