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Three Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Deliver HAZMAT to Air Carrier

Three men were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, FL, in January 2000, for conspiracy to deliver hazardous materials to an air carrier. Phillip Hinton, Jeffrey Sherman, and Adam Worobec were involved in a scheme that offered kits for sale over the Internet that contained chemicals used to manufacture gamma hydroxybutyrate or GHB, commonly known as the "date-rape drug." The defendants shipped the kits via air carrier without declaring that the packages contained dangerous goods. Sherman was handed a year in jail, a fine of $1,100 and 3 years' probation. Hinton and Worobec each were fined $1,100 and sentenced to 3 months' home detention and 3 years' probation. All three men also were sentenced on state charges of possession with intent to distribute GHB. Hinton got another 3 months in jail and a fine of $1,333; Worobec was ordered jailed another 9 months. Sherman was placed on probation in the state case.