Two guilty pleas in Gloucester Spice case

Two additional Gloucester residents  have pleaded guilty to charges related to selling synthetic drugs. According to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office, 23 year old Ashley Summerfield pleaded guilty in Federal Court to conspiracy to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance on August 4.

The same day, 61 year old Lutgarda “Lutie” Mueller, owner of Lutie’s Lair Martial Arts Equipment & Gifts in Hayes, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute analogues of a controlled substance, as well as conspiracy to launder money.

Six other defendants also faced charges after the raid Lutie’s Lair and High Tyde Trading & Tobacco in Gloucester Point on Feb. 13. In June 39 year old Brian Street and Karla Street, both of Gloucester, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute analogues. Mueller’s home on Honeycutt Lane was also searched.

Indictments were dismissed on June 12 for James “Randy” Belvin of Hayes; Thomas “Cory” Rainer, of Gloucester;  Martice “Marty” Wise III, of Gloucester; and Joshua Burleson, 19, of Gloucester Point.

The searches and arrests concerned the alleged sale of synthetic narcotics such as spice and bath salts.

Sentencing for Brian and Karla Street will be October 3rd, Summerfield and Mueller will face sentencing sentencing on November 17th.


information from the Daily Press