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Louisville, KY man pleads guilty to distributing 2CE

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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Louisville, KY man pleads guilty to distributing 2CE

    LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (BNO NEWS) – A Louisville, Kentucky man pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing 2,5 dimethozy-4-ethylphenthylamine, or 2CE, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

    Samuel David Mingo, 22, received 2CE in interstate commerce and distributed it for pay, even though it was mislabeled because its container did not provide directions for use, between June 2007 and May 2009.

    Dimethozy-4-ethylphenthylamine is a synthetic, psychedelic drug that can cause severe hallucinations, and has been compared to LSD. 2CE is currently unscheduled by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and it is not approved for use in the United States.

    If convicted, Mingo faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison, a $1,000 fine, and one year of supervised release. Mingo us scheduled to be sentenced on August 16.



    Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    http://wireupdate.com/local/louisville-ky-man-pleads-guilty-to-distributing-2ce/

Comments

  1. chillinwill
    Do we know how much this man was distributing?
  2. Terrapinzflyer
    not yet- sounds like over a 2yr span so presumably substantial enough...

    Anyone got time to dig deeper on this??
  3. chillinwill
    Would be interesting to find out, especially since there are so few cases involving RC vendor prosecution. Do we know what the actual charge was? A max time of 1 year in federal prison doesn't sound like a lot for selling what good be considered as a Scheduled 1 Drug, or an analogue of one.
  4. MrYuck
    Here is the Department of Justice press release. It doesn't add much to Mingo, but introduces two other characters.



    November 2, 2009
    THREE LOUISVILLE MEN INDICTED FOR DISTRIBUTING 2CE
    LOUISVILLE, KY - A federal grand jury in Louisville returned an indictment against Sean Gregory Metivier, age 26, Sean Porter King, age 20, and Samuel David Mingo, age 21, all of Louisville, in Jefferson County, on charges of distributing a misbranded drug, 2CE, operating an unregistered drug manufacturing establishment, and manufacturing marijuana, United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.​
    The Indictment alleges that between June 2007 and May 27, 2009, Metivier and King distributed 2,5 dimethoxy-4-ethylphenthylamine, or 2CE, into interstate commerce, and that Metivier operated an unregistered drug manufacturing establishment where he prepared and processed 2CE. The Indictment further alleges that during this same time, Mingo distributed 2CE without proper labeling. Finally, the indictment alleges that on May 27, 2009, Metivier and King manufactured marijuana. 2CE is currently unscheduled by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and it is not approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.​
    In the event of a conviction, the maximum potential penalties for Metivier are 13 years’ imprisonment, a $750,000 fine, and supervised release for not less than 2 years, for King are 10 years’ imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, and supervised release for not less than 2 years, and for Mingo are 1 year imprisonment and a $1,000 fine.​
    The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser, and it was investigated by the Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Louisville Metro Police Department.​
    The defendants are scheduled to appear for arraignment before the United States Magistrate Judge on November 17, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.​

    Interesting that the second main charge against Mingo is "distributing a misbranded drug". SWIM would like to know what exactly qualifies a certain drug as "misbranded".

    http://anonym.to/?http://www.justice.gov/usao/kyw/pres...091102-01.html

    EDIT:
    also, in an unrelated, but recent infraction, Mingo was caught drag-racing under the influence.
    http://www.fox41.com/Global/story.asp?S=12082859
  5. 80sbaby
    Man Prosecuted for 2c-E Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, KY – Samuel David Mingo, age 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2010, to distributing 2,5 dimethoxy-4-ethylphenthylamine, or 2CE, United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

    2CE is a synthetic, psychedelic drug that can cause profound hallucinations, and has been compared to LSD. 2CE is currently unscheduled by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and it is not approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Mingo admitted that between June 2007 and May 2009, he received 2CE in interstate commerce and distributed it for pay, even though it was mislabeled because its container did not provide directions for use.

    The maximum potential penalties for Mingo are 1 year imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, and supervised release for 1 year. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser, and it was investigated by the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

    The plea was entered before Jennifer B. Coffman, Judge, United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky. Mingo is scheduled to be sentenced before Judge Coffman on August 16, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky. Co-defendants Sean Gregory Metivier and Sean Porter King, also of Louisville, are scheduled to go to trial beginning June 21, 2010.


    Source
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Western District of Kentucky

    Article Date: 20 May 2010

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/189324.php
  6. 80sbaby
    Re: Man Prosecuted for 2c-E Kentucky

    hey guys help me out here:
    when they say "even though it was mislabeled because its container did not provide directions for use."

    r they implying he intended for it to be human consumption, or because he didnt explicity say not for human consumption???
  7. Alfa
    Re: Man Prosecuted for 2c-E Kentucky

    They got him to admit that he was selling & distributing it for consumption. it would be interesting to dig up the court papers to see what evidence the DEA used to get Sam Mingo to admit that.
    I could imagine that it would be something similar to what they did in operation web tryp. In that prosecution they used email addresses as proof that research chemicals were intended for consumption. .i.e. [noparse]psychedelicdrugmuncher@hotmail.com[/noparse] was surely not ordering 2c-e for research purposes.
  8. 80sbaby
    Re: Man Prosecuted for 2c-E Kentucky

    alfa can i pm u?
  9. Alfa
    Re: Man Prosecuted for 2c-E Kentucky

    Try the support ticket system. Thats what its for. Look up to the very top of your screen and find 'support'. Go there. Then go to 'contact staff'.
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