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Newport News Teacher Sentenced for Importing Ecstasy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Newport News man was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for importing MDMA, or Ecstasy, into the United States.

According to court documents, Andrew Myers, 39, a high school special education teacher, was importing MDMA into the United States from Germany and Spain. MDMA, sometimes referred to as Ecstasy, is an illegal narcotic. In February 2020, special agents with Homeland Security Investigations and detectives with the Newport News Police Department received information that a package containing MDMA was entering the United States and was addressed to Myers. The agents conducted a controlled delivery of the package to Myer’s residence. Myers denied any knowledge of the package.

In July 2021, agents located an additional package of MDMA that was entering the United States from Spain. The agents did a controlled delivery of the package to a post office box in Yorktown. When Myers arrived to retrieve the package he was arrested.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Derek W. Gordon, Acting Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C.; and Tira A. Hayward, Acting Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Washington Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:22-cr-3.

Updated August 26, 2022

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