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PRESS RELEASE: Former Maryland Nist Police Officer Christopher Bartley Sentenced for Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Causing an Explosion

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maryland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 8, 2016

Former Nist Police Officer Sentenced for Attempting to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Causing an Explosion

“Methamphetamine is Unsafe to Produce and Unsafe to Use”

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced former National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) police officer Christopher Bartley, age 41, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, late yesterday to 41 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine in a laboratory room on the NIST campus which resulted in an explosion.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Washington Field Division; and Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department.

“Methamphetamine is unsafe to produce and unsafe to use,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “Mr. Bartley damaged government property and jeopardized the health and safety of NIST employees by mixing dangerous chemicals.”

According to his plea agreement, on Saturday, July 18, 2015, Bartley reported to work at NIST where he worked as a lieutenant with the NIST police force. That evening, Bartley entered a room inside a NIST building in order to use equipment to manufacture methamphetamine under a chemical fume hood. While attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, Bartley caused an explosion that blew four of the room’s windows out of their frames. The shatterproof windows were found at distances ranging from 22 to 33 feet from the building. Bartley suffered burns on his head and arm.

The explosion caused the temperature in the room to rise to 180 degrees, activating a silent heat alarm. When firefighters entered the building shortly thereafter, they saw Bartley next to the room with a burn on his arm, as well as singed ears and hair. The Court found that Bartley lied to the first responders and to his boss about the cause of the explosion, and thereby put them at risk of harm when they entered the location.

Before leaving the building, Bartley collected remnants of items from the scene of the explosion and later threw the items in a dumpster near the building. He then drove to another NIST building where he discarded additional items in the trash related to his attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

Law enforcement later searched the trash near those two buildings and seized a coffee grinder with white powder residue, rubber gloves, a funnel, a soda bottle containing white powder with a rubber tube coming out the top, coffee filters, burnt and melted plastic, a bottle of Drano crystals, a gas mask and protective safety glasses.

Law enforcement agents searched Bartley’s vehicle and recovered a book that contained Bartley’s handwritten notes of ingredients and equipment needed to manufacture methamphetamine, including tubing, a funnel, coffee filters, Coleman camp fuel and lye.

At 1:27 a.m. on July 19, 2015, Bartley sent an email to his supervisor titled “tonight’s explosion” in which he admitted he had attempted to manufacture methamphetamine. A few hours later, Bartley also admitted to a law enforcement agent that he had been trying to manufacture methamphetamine at the time the explosion occurred.

The total amount of methamphetamine involved in the offense was less than five grams.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, DEA and Montgomery County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein praised the Department of Commerce – Office of Inspector General and NIST for their assistance in the investigation, and thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leah Jo Bressack and Mara Zusman Greenberg, who prosecuted the case.

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