Life in prison for PCP kingpin
The head of a drug-trafficking network that supplied PCP, heroin and cocaine in the District and Maryland was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.1 million in drug proceeds Thursday, ending the career of a man that U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan of Washington called "the leader of the largest PCP ring ever in D.C."
Lonnell Glover, 48, of Temple Hills, was convicted in Hogan’s court in Nov. 2008 for conspiring to distribute PCP after the FBI concluded that he distributed about 50 gallons of the drug over five months in 2007.
Glover was previously sentenced in June to serve another 20 years for his role in a separate cocaine ring.
Also sentenced Thursday by Hogan was Jerome Hampton, 52, to 10 years and one month in prison for conspiring with Glover to distribute PCP from his business, Custom Interiors, in Upper Marlboro. Hampton was convicted in Oct. 2009.
The investigation led to raids in June 2007 raids that recovered more than $400,000 in cash, firearms, gallons of PCP and kilograms in heroin, and arrested 32 alleged conspirators, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr., and federal and local law enforcement leaders.
-- Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Editors
July 29, 2010; 3:05 PM ET
Categories: From the Courthouse , Narcotics , Pr. George's , Spencer S. Hsu , The District
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