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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 24, 2013

Brunswick County Man Sentenced For Crack Distribution

Raleigh - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court on June 21, 2013 Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced KEVIN BROWN, 33, of Brunswick County, North Carolina, to 92 months imprisonment followed by 4 years supervised release.

On January 22, 2013, BROWN pled guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distributing more than 28 grams of cocaine base (crack).

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made seven controlled purchases of cocaine base (crack) between October 2011 and January 2012 from BROWN in Brunswick County.

This case was brought as a part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation entitled Buggsnatcher, investigating importers and multi-level distributors of cocaine and crack cocaine.  So far 20 persons have been sentenced in federal court as a part of this OCDETF.

Investigation of this OCDETF case is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation; the Wilmington Police Department; the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Special Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Severo represents the government.  

Mr. Severo is a prosecutor with the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.  District Attorney Ben David has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters.

Updated July 14, 2015