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US Attorney Announces Arrest For Sending Coke to DEA Then Releases Man on Bond

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 9 – The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York on the morning of October 9 announced that "DIMITRIOS LYMBERATOS, the operator of a Queens pharmacy, has been charged with obstruction of justice for arranging for a package containing white powder, later identified as cocaine, to be sent to the home address of a DEA Diversion Investigator who was investigating LYMBERATOS’s pharmacy.  LYMBERATOS surrendered to the DEA this morning and will be presented before United States Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses in Manhattan federal court later today."

  Inner City Press monitored the Magistrates Court and managed to catch the presentment of Lymberatos at 5 pm. There, the US Attorney's Office proposed and agreed to his release on $200,000 bond. The only dispute was the proposed condition that he not have communications with witnesses.

  Judge Moses asked how he would know who the witnesses are. While the AUSA said there was an implicit "knowing" requirement, Judge Moses changed the wording to "any contact with known witness." The AUSA confirmed that the only victim was the DEA agent to whom the powder was mailed.

At the end Lyberatos' lawyer asked where his family should wait for him.

200 Worth Street, the Marshal said.

Judge Moses added, Where all the famous defendants have their picture taken. Yeah.

The case is US v. Lymberatos, 20-mj-10814 (Moses)


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