Dallas Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Distributing Crystal Methamphetamine Through Parcel Delivery Services
Defendant marketed crystal methamphetamine through a website under the guise of selling cloud computing storage
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Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Patrick Brian Mobley, age, 42, of Dallas, Texas today to 96 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine.
The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Agency - Washington Division Office; Superintendent of the Maryland State Police Colonel William M. Pallozzi; and Chief of Police U. Renee Hall of the Dallas Police Department.
Also charged in the conspiracy were Jeffrey Saunders Harrington, age 48, of Severn, Maryland; Bernard Thomas Mozdenski, age 42, of Fort Worth, Texas; and Charles Todd, age 35, of Glen Burnie, Maryland. Mozdenski was previously sentenced to six years in prison; Harrington was previously sentenced to 70 months in prison; and Todd was sentenced to 64 months in prison. Each prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.
According to court documents Mobley sold quantities of crystal methamphetamine and gamma-hydroxybutric acid, a controlled substance also known as GHB, to co-conspirators and customers in various regions of the United States. Using the business names “PBMobes” and “CloudMobes,” Mobley also maintained a website advertising and listing prices for various quantities of crystal methamphetamine under the guise of marketing cloud storage. During the course of the conspiracy, Mobley sold and shipped at least 15 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine to co-conspirators, who then distributed quantities of the drugs to others.
Between October 2015 and February 2017, Harrington placed orders for quantities of crystal methamphetamine with Mobley. These payments made for the drugs included more than 40 cash deposits totaling more than $60,000. Mobley shipped approximately 55 packages containing more than two kilograms of crystal methamphetamine to Maryland. From this supply, Harrington sold and distributed the crystal methamphetamine to customers in Maryland.
On February 16, 2017, law enforcement intercepted a package in Maryland that had been sent from Mobley in Dallas, Texas to Harrington’s residence in Severn, Maryland. After a controlled delivery of the package to Harrington’s residence and the arrests of Harrington and Todd, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the house. Inside the house, investigators found several small plastic baggies containing crystal methamphetamine, bundles of unused plastic baggies, several digital scales, and other evidence of drug distribution. A subsequent examination of Harrington’s cell phone revealed text messages between Harrington and Todd during the week prior to their arrest in which the two discussed illegal drug sales and purchasing a re-supply of drugs.
Undercover law enforcement subsequently placed an order for two ounces of crystal methamphetamine from Mobley and interdicted the package on February 25, 2017. Mobley was arrested on March 9, 2017, in Dallas, Texas. During the search of his residence, investigators found package delivery service documents, quantities of crystal methamphetamine and other suspected controlled substances in plastic baggies and other containers, a digital scale with white residue, and various equipment and materials used for packaging controlled substances. A Hi-Point 9mm semiautomatic pistol and a magazine containing eight rounds of 9mm ammunition was found in a locked safe.
Mozdenski was subsequently arrested while attempting to deliver a quantity of crystal methamphetamine to Mobley’s residence in Dallas.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning praised the DEA for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Maddox who prosecuted the case.