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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Member Of PCP Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced To Seven Years In Federal Prison


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                           at (410) 209-4885


Greenbelt, Maryland – On September 12, 2017, U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Reginald Cecil Duckett, age 49, of Washington, D.C., to seven years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP).


The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Assistant Director in Charge Andrew W. Vale of Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office; Special Agent in Charge Gordon Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department; Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High; and Chief Peter Newsham of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department.


According to his plea agreement, Duckett purchased PCP from co-conspirators and then redistributed the PCP to others. Duckett discussed particular transactions via telephone, including the distribution of multiple ounces of PCP. Duckett’s telephone calls were intercepted pursuant to a court order.


Duckett is one of nine co-conspirators charged in the case. Four co-defendants have so far pleaded guilty and will be sentenced later: Alexander Patton, Jr., Mitchell Brooks, Jermaine Washington, and Robert Beasley.


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI, the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, and the Metropolitan Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Baldwin who is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 13, 2017