A man from Aldie was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for distribution of a date rape drug that led a Leesburg woman’s fatal overdose.
According to court documents, Michael Napier, 36, distributed 1,4-butanadiol, an analogue of Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid, a Schedule I controlled substance, which resulted in the death of the victim in June 2015. A medical examiner’s autopsy report for the victim listed the cause of death as GHB Poisoning, and toxicology analysis revealed GHB was present in the victim’s blood and 1,4-butanadiol in the victim’s urine.
Three days after the victim’s death, Napier was arrested in Loudoun County for driving under the influence of drugs, and was found in possession of a 500ml bottle of 1,4-butanadiol. Further investigation revealed Napier purchased a one liter bottle the drug online in May 2015 and showed text messages between Napier and the victim discussing drug distribution on the eve of her death.
The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Safe Streets/HIDTA Task Force—Northern Virginia which is composed of Agents and Detectives from Fairfax County, PWC Police, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg Police, Vienna Police, Alexandria City Police and Herndon Police. The Leesburg Police Department provided considerable investigative assistance and support in this matter, according to the Office of the Attorney General.