Students Accused of Running Georgetown Drug Lab Charged, Will Enter Plea
Charles B. Smith and John Perrone were arrested in October and charged Jan. 21 in U.S. District Court with unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance.
Students John Perrone and Charles B. Smith have sought to vacate a status hearing that was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24. and agreed to enter a plea in response to federal and District charges of manufacturing a controlled substance. The two young men were arrested Oct. 23, 2010 for allegedly manufacturing dimethyltryptamine in a Georgetown University dorm room.
Through their attorneys, G. Allen Dale and Danny Onorato, "the defendants and the government have reached an agreement that will resolve the matter by a pre-indictment plea," according to court documents.
Though no date has been set yet, the case "will be assigned to a United States District Judge, who will in turn schedule a date for the plea," according to court documents.
At the time of their arrest, Perrone was a student at University of Richmond and Smith a student at Georgetown. The two students, 18 years old at the time, attended high school together in Andover, MA. Perrone and Smith both returned to Andover with their fathers and have been monitored by pretrial services since that time.