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BREAKING News Out Of SOUTHWEST, WASHINGTON

Eight People Plead Guilty to Federal Charges Following Investigation Into Drug Sales in Southwest Washington

Investigation Targeted Sales of PCP, Crack Cocaine, and Heroin

WASHINGTON –Eight people, all from Washington, D.C., have pled guilty to federal charges following an investigation into the trafficking of PCP, crack cocaine and heroin in Southwest Washington.

The guilty pleas, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, were announced today by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Thomas L. Chittum III, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

The guilty pleas followed an investigation by ATF and the MPD targeting the area near the King Greenleaf Recreation Center, in the 200 block of N Street SW. The investigation began after authorities noticed an increase in drug sales and violent activity in the area, which is in MPD’s First Police District. According to the government’s evidence, in addition to the area near the recreation center, drug sales took place in various alleys and corners, including near a church in the 1300 block of First Street SW, near a food market in the 1300 block of Half Street SW, and near a convenience store in the 1100 block of South Capitol Street SW.

     Those pleading guilty include:

            -Antonio Spencer, 24. He pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute PCP, heroin, and crack cocaine. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a statutory maximum of 40 years in prison.

            -Maurice Spencer, 19. He pled guilty on July 19, 2018 to conspiracy to distribute PCP and faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. He is the younger brother of Antonio Spencer.

            -Kione Banks, 20. He pled guilty on May 23, 2018, to one count of conspiring to distribute PCP and faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison.

            -Raymond Boston 27. He pled guilty on May 16, 2018, to one count of conspiring to distribute PCP and faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison.

Jerome Fuller, 33. He pled guilty on May 22, 2018, to one count of distribution of PCP and faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison.

            -Damion Littman, 32. He pled guilty on May 21, 2018, to one count of distribution of PCP and also faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison.

            -Davon Warren, 22. He pled guilty on July 19, 2018 to one count of conspiring to distribute PCP and faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison.

            -Morriko Washington, 24. He pled guilty on May 22, 2018, to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He faces a mandatory sentence of five years and a statutory maximum of life in prison.

This case is being investigated by ATF and MPD. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin L. Rosenberg and William Schurmann, of the Violent Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

SOURCE- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

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