Police Blotter: Cocaine stew, SE D.C. murder

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2 pounds of cocaine stew seized at Dulles airport

Customs officials at Washington Dulles International Airport found more than two pounds of cocaine hidden in jars filled with stew.

Authorities said a Guatemalan passenger had his packages inspected after his arrival on a flight from El Salvador on Saturday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials discovered two jars that seemed too heavy to be stew.

Officials found that the jars had double walls, containing stew and a plastic bag filled with cocaine secreted between the inner shell of each jar and its stainless steel lining.

The passenger, who was a courier on business, was not criminally charged, but he was held after he expressed fear of returning to Guatemala.

If authorities determine that his claim is not credible he will be removed from the United States and barred from returning for at least five years.

Abuser of teen gets 17 years

A District man was sentenced to 17 years for sexually assaulting a teen in 2000

Randy Newsome, 42, was convicted of first-degree child sexual abuse last month after DNA evidence tied him to the crime. He admitted to grabbing a 15-year-old girl as she waited at a bus stop at Randle Place and Alabama Avenue SE. He grabbed her from behind, dragging her to another location, and pushed her down behind a trash bin where he sexually assaulted her.

Newsome's DNA was taken following a 2008 conviction on a charge of assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse.

Man, 20, slain in D.C.

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, officers went to the 5300 block of E Street SE and found Jeffrey Ray Tyson outside, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tyson, of Southeast D.C., was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

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