today that Verna Dean Oliver, 50, and Daniel Jerome Oliver, 27, both of
pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi, to possession with intent to
distribute methylenedioxypyrovalerone and methylone.
According to the evidence presented at the guilty pleas, a package containing
methylenedioxypyrovalerone and methylone, also known as bath salts, was
It was bound for the
Verna Oliver and her son, Daniel Oliver. Authorities delivered the package to the home
on June 26, 2012. After observing Daniel Oliver sign for the package, they detained
Daniel Oliver and Verna Oliver and searched the home. Various quantities of bath
salts, scales, and bags were found.
The defendants each face up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and at least
three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute a controlled
substance. Sentencing is set for June 26, 2014.
Homeland Security Investigations, the
Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant
Uebinger and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert C. Abendroth are prosecuting the
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