Purple Drank Charges for Christopher Smith; 3 others indicted on drug charges
UPDATE: All counts of the indictment were dropped against Christopher Andrew Smith on Aug. 17, 2015, by PG County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks
Christopher Andrew Smith Convicted After Federal Jury Trial of Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Driving, and Related Charges in Connection with a Fatal Crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway
Three-Year-Old Girl Was Thrown From Car and Killed
Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury on Jan. 30, 2020, convicted Christopher Andrew Smith, age 30, of Beltsville, Maryland, after a two-day trial of involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, driving without a license, and failure to place a child in a safety seat, in connection with a fatal car crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on February 5, 2018, in which a three-year-old child was killed.
LEONARDTOWN, MD. — Christopher Andrew Smith, 25, of Laurel, was on his way out of a St. Mary’s County drugstore with some Purple Drank when narco cops pounced on him, reports St. Mary’s Vice and Narco Commander Capt. Daniel Alioto. Alioto reports that Detectives continue to investigate prescription fraud incidents involving a group of individuals attempting to obtain “Promethazine-Codeine” known on the street as “Purple Drank”. A series of arrests involving the popular narcotics have been made in the past year.
Smith, 25, of 9128 Cherry Lane, Laurel, Md., was arrested by Deputy Michael A. Labanowski after detectives apprehended him picking up the fraudulent prescription from a local pharmacy. Smith was charged on a civil citation and immediately released for possession of fewer than 10 grams of marijuana. It is likely that Smith will either roll over on his competitors and associates in the drug business and never be charged or else his indictment will be rolled out in the coming months.