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05/19/2014

Missouri man sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms, large quantities of PCP for distribution

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man was sentenced in federal court Monday for illegally possessing firearms and a large amount of PCP for distribution.

This sentence resulted from an investigation called "Operation Dirty Glass" conducted by the following agencies: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department.

Operation Dirty Glass is a multi-agency investigation into a large-scale PCP and crack cocaine drug-trafficking organization in Kansas City which has so far resulted in 10 indictments that charged 20 defendants in separate but related cases. PCP, chemical name phenylcyclohexyl piperidine, is an illegal hallucinogenic drug.

Damond S. Hill, also known as "Day Day," 35, of Kansas City, was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison without parole.

Hill pleaded guilty July 1, 2013, to possessing one kilogram or more of PCP with the intent to distribute. He also pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Hill's residence following a controlled purchase of marijuana from Hill by an informant. Officers discovered nearly five kilograms of PCP packaged for distribution in various-sized bottles (including eye-droppers, gallon jugs and 32-ounce plastic bottles). Officers also found two .40-caliber pistols, a .45-caliber pistol, more than $3,000 in cash, and additional packaging material and items associated with drug trafficking.