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Arrests Signal New Drug, Foxy, Entering Area
March 17, 2002

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The latest designer drug, known as Foxy, has reached the Hampton Roads area, law-enforcement officials say.

Three men were arrested this week on federal charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute the drug.

"This designer-drug case is the first of its kind in the Hampton Roads area and may be the first of its kind in the nation," U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty said.

Timothy C. Luken, 38, of Norfolk and Richard L. Klecker, 22, and Michael D. Wolfe, 22, both of Newport News, were jailed on the federal charge, pending an appearance in U.S. District Court.

Klecker and Wolfe are in the Navy, the U.S. attorney said. Luken's occupation wasn't disclosed.

The men also are accused of distributing another new designer drug, AMT.

Foxy also known as "Foxy Methoxy" and AMT are hallucinogens closely associated with Ecstasy, a designer or "club" drug that's been around for more than a decade.

Agents searched homes Thursday in Norfolk and Newport News to gather evidence. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Norfolk police and Virginia State Police are investigating.