Philadelphia DJ Who Had Drugs Sent To A London Hotel Gets Jail Time

The City of Philadelphia is known for the plethora of talented and remarkable DJ’s that have come out of the City of Brotherly Love, with many of them taking on international residencies all over the world, bringing their own distinct version of the “Sound of Philadelphia” worldwide. Unfortunately, one of those international performers has run into a significant amount of trouble during one of his visits across the pond.


The Evening Standard reports that Gregory Medunic (DJ Barney), 46, of Philadelphia, ordered both ecstasy and ketamine from Amsterdam prior to staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Pepys Street. A Border Force intelligence officer intercepted a package that was addressed to Medunic, discovering over 500 MDMA tablets inside on August 5. Several other packages subsequently arrived at the hotel containing 100g of ketamine and another 498 tablets of MDMA. City of London Police began an investigation and confirmed Medunic was due to arrive at the hotel on August 10 and stay for five days. During check in, Medunic was arrested with a small mount of ketamine on him, stating it was for “personal use”. 

During initial interviews, Medunic stated that he was “visiting friends” in the UK, but an analysis of his phone indicated that he was there to sell the drugs.  At Inner London crown court last Monday he pleaded guilty to two charges of importing drugs and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

For now, the music for DJ Barney will be silent; he has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison and will be deported back to the United States at the conclusion of his sentence.

Art Courtesy of -City of London Police

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