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Ex-FBI agent charged with 64 counts in drug tampering case

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago March 20, 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Friday, March 20 2015 March 20, 2015 8:58 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Amanda Lee Byers

WASHINGTON - A former FBI agent in the Washington, D.C., field office has been indicted on 64 charges involving allegations that he tampered with substantial amounts of drug evidence, kept heroin seized during investigations in his car, and periodically took the drug.

The charges, including obstruction of justice and heroin possession, were filed against 33-year-old Matthew Lowry in federal court in Washington on Friday.

Lowry's attorney did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment about the charges.

A nearly 70-page indictment provides the most detailed account of the allegations against Lowry. The charges against him caused federal prosecutors to dismiss charges against at least 28 defendants and notify 150 more that Lowry had participated in investigations targeting them.

If convicted, Lowry would face more than seven years in prison.

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