A Kansas man was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for causing a struggle in which two U.S. Marshals were exposed to the drug PCP, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
The marshals attempted to arrest the 32-year-old Frederick E. Pendleton on Dec. 30, 2014, for violating supervised release in another criminal case.
When Pendleton resisted, a physical struggle ensued and, according to the district attorney's office, a vial of PCP on Pendleton's waistband leaked onto two marshals' hands.
Exposure to PCP, also known as "angel dust," can cause numbness, convulsions and hallucinations; both of the affected marshals received treatment at a hospital.
Pendleton pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal employee and received a 24-month sentence.