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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Monday, May 19, 2014

Operation Dirty Glass

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for possessing a large amount of PCP for distribution and for illegally possessing firearms.

Today’s sentence is a result of Operation Dirty Glass, a multi-agency investigation into a large-scale PCP and crack cocaine drug-trafficking organization in Kansas City that resulted in a series of 10 indictments that charged 20 defendants in separate but related cases.

Damond S. Hill, also known as “Day Day,” 35, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to 19 years in federal prison without parole.

On July 1, 2013, Hill pleaded guilty to possessing one kilogram or more of PCP with the intent to distribute. Hill also pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Hill’s residence following a controlled purchase of marijuana from Hill by an informant. Officers discovered nearly five kilograms of PCP packaged for distribution in various-sized bottles (including eye-droppers, gallon jugs and 32-ounce plastic bottles). Officers also found two .40-caliber pistols and a .45-caliber pistol, more than $3,000 and additional packaging material and items associated with drug trafficking.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Venneman. It was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Updated January 7, 2015