Pair pleads guilty in Web drug case

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-area mother and son pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute a chemical relative of the "date rape" drug GHB via the Internet, U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender said.

Cassandra Harvey, 54, and her son, Joshua Harvey, 24, were among 175 suspects charged across North America and Europe under the government's Operation Webslinger, Gruender said. The Harveys each face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

during sentencing Jan. 16.

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