KC man sentenced for exposing US Marshals to PCP

Posted at 5:07 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 18:07:53-05

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. 



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