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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Prince George’s County PCP Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

Admitted Distributing Between Three and 10 Kilograms of Phencylidine

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Eric Goodall, age 44, of Temple Hills, Maryland today to 13 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for two counts of possessing with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of phencyclidine (PCP), and illegal possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.  Judge Titus also ordered Goodall to forfeit $22,316 seized from his home, a 2013 Porsche Panamera and a 2005 Chevrolet van.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Acting Postal Inspector in Charge David M. McGinnis of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service - Washington Division

According to his plea agreement, on October 22, 2013, United States Postal Inspectors intercepted a suspicious Express Mail parcel addressed to a residence in Lanham, Maryland.  After obtaining a search warrant for the package, agents found an iced tea jug containing 128 ounces, or approximately 3.6 kilograms, of a PCP mixture.  The next day, agents saw Goodall arrive at the residence, park the Chevrolet van he was driving in the driveway and go into the home.  Agents then conducted a controlled delivery of the package to Goodall. After Goodall accepted the delivery of the package, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the residence and the Chevrolet van agents saw Goodall driving prior to the delivery.  Law enforcement recovered from the van a United States Postal Service receipt for an Express Mail parcel that Postal Inspectors had previously intercepted on August 13, 2013, in California.  That package was found to contain $80,000 in cash.  Goodall was arrested and provided an address in Temple Hills, Maryland, as his current address.

On October 23, 2013, after the controlled delivery, another parcel addressed to the Lanham residence was intercepted by Postal Inspectors.  That package also contained an iced tea jug containing 128 ounces, approximately 3.6 kilograms, of a PCP mixture.  On October 25, 2013, members of law enforcement executed a search warrant at Goodall’s Temple Hills residence and recovered $22,316 in cash, a scale, a grain alcohol bottle, and an iced tea jug with PCP residue.  In addition, inside the master bedroom, law enforcement found a box of .380 caliber ammunition.  Goodall had a previous felony conviction and was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service for their work in the investigation and thanked the Prince George’s County Police Department and Maryland State Police for their assistance.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas A. Mitchell, who prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 27, 2015