Richard Brown, age 28, of Lanham, Md., was sentenced to 10 years in prison Jan. 13 for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine or PCP, according toa statement from U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and others.
According to Brown’s plea agreement, on four occasions between December 5, 2012 and January 16, 2013, he distributed approximately 401 grams—more than 14 ounces—of PCP to a cooperating witness. He met the witness at the Suitland and Capitol Heights Metro stations in Prince George’s County to conduct the transactions. On January 31, 2013, the cooperating witness arranged to purchase 16 ounces of PCP from Brown. As Brown arrived at the meeting location, law enforcement agents approached the vehicle to arrest him. Brown was sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle holding a 32-ounce bottle that was half full of liquid. The agents saw Brown dump the contents of the bottle onto the passenger floorboard. Agents seized the bottle, which still contained three ounces of PCP.
Brown admits that he distributed between 700 grams and one kilogram of PCP during the conspiracy.