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Former Georgetown law student sentenced for drug conspiracy

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,Georgetown University

A former Georgetown Law School student was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Marc A. Gerson, 31, is one of three men who have pleaded guilty to distributing the drug around the Washington area.

According to charging documents, between the summer of 2011 and December 2011, Gerson was a student at Georgetown and traveled to California to buy the meth and ship it back to D.C.

In November 2011, D.C. police raided an Adams Morgan apartment shared by Gerson and co-conspirator Michael Talon in the 1600 block of 18th Street NW.

Officers recovered about three grams of methamphetamine, chemicals used for drug manufacturing, and $3,000 in cash. No one was present during the search; at the time, Gersen was visiting his family in Florida, and Talon was away.

D.C. police arrested Gerson and another co-conspirator, Lee Hylton, several days later outside a D.C. hotel, where others were packing and storing meth.

Talon, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and is to be sentenced March 15. Hylton, of Arlington, pled guilty to the same charge and is to be sentenced March 1.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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