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Two Virginia Men Plead Guilty
to Selling 5MeO-DIPT and AMT along with MDMA

July 16, 2002
From usdoj.gov


U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Virginia
World Trade Center 757/441-6331
Suite 8000, 101 West Main Street
Norfolk, VA. 23510

NEWS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFO:
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2002 Deanna Warren (757) 441-6331

Norfolk, Virginia - Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of
Virginia, announced that Timothy Carl Luken, age 38, of Norfolk, Virginia, was sentenced today
by Judge Henry Coke Morgan, Jr. in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia, to 70 months
incarceration, for his conviction for conspiracy to distribute Ecstasy, and 5-Methoxy-N,Ndiisopropyltryptamine,
known as "Foxy" and alpha-Methyltryptamine, known as AMT, "Foxy"
and AMT are controlled substance analogues.

Luken was charged following a federal investigation by agents with the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service and the Norfolk Police Department. On March 14, 2002, a federal search
warrant was served at Luken’s Norfolk residence where the drugs were being sold and used.
Investigators seized substantial quantities of designer drugs, binding agents and a large tablet
press during the investigation. He pled guilty on April 26, 2002.

In a related case a co-defendant, Michael Wolfe, also pled guilty to maintaining an
apartment for the manufacture and distribution of controlled substance analogues. On July 8,
2002, he was sentenced by Judge Raymond A. Jackson to 48 months incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Laura P. Tayman prosecuted the case.