REPORT: Pentagon contractor arrested for using government computer to plan drug smuggling escapade on gay cruise

FEBRUARY 8, 2019

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A Pentagon contractor and drag queen was arrested on drug charges for attempting to smuggle ecstasy, Viagra, and other substances onto a all-gay cruise ship in Miami, according to police.

Peter Melendez, 35, and Peter Koehler, 27, were arrested Sunday after a drug-sniffing dog called Bill unearthed 246 grams of the date-rape drug GHB, 27 grams of ecstasy, 18 grams of ketamine, seven grams of Viagra, and five grams of Adderall in their luggage, the arrest affidavit sated.

The article goes on to state the following:

Melendez’s LinkedIn profile identifies him as a Pentagon contractor and Navy veteran who is a senior budget analyst for JMark Services Inc. He was charged with conspiracy to traffic in illegal drugs and trafficking in illegal drugs.

On his Facebook page, Melendez describes himself as a “jack of all trades” at the Pentagon for the past nine years. Friends have said he was the winner of the Miss Adams Morgan drag contest in 2016 or 2017.

The Washington Examiner further reported:

Authorities tracked down Melendez and Koehler because the pair exchanged emails on Melendez’s work account about smuggling the drugs and selling them on the cruise, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Both men confessed to carrying the drugs when questioned by police.

Their emails were intercepted by a Homeland Security special agent, who said the men were seeking “to smuggle the narcotics into the ship and distribute it once on board the ship.” Federal agents informed police of the men’s plans and they were subsequently arrested at PortMiami by Miami-Dade police working a Homeland Security detail.

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