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Carbondale Man Sentenced

December 2, 2011

A Carbondale man was sentenced in United States District Court on December 2, 2011, on a two-count superseding indictment charging Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Deandre D. Brown, a/k/a “Dre,” 31, of Carbondale, IL, was sentenced to 262 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release, and was fined $400. The heroin conspiracy took place between March 2009, and October 2, 2009, in Jackson County. The cocaine and crack cocaine conspiracy took place between 2007, and October 2, 2009, in Jackson County.

Evidence at Brown’s sentencing hearing established that Brown was obtaining multi-ounce amounts of cocaine from Arkansas and other areas. At his Carbondale residence, Brown would then double the amount of drugs, by converting the powder cocaine to crack cocaine. Brown was also obtaining dealer amounts of heroin from East St. Louis. Brown, co-defendant Terrance Martin, a/k/a “T,” and others were distributing the crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin from Martin’s residence at The Crossings trailer park in Carbondale. On October 1, 2009, Martin sold heroin to a confidential source working for law enforcement. When officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Martin’s residence, on October 2, 2009, officers seized heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, digital scales, multiple firearms, and United States currency. At sentencing, the district court determined that Brown was responsible for the distribution of over 1.02 kilograms of crack cocaine and 84 grams of heroin. Brown also received a sentencing enhancement based on his possession of a firearm while involved in the drug conspiracies. Co-defendant Martin was previously sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment for his involvement in the drug conspiracies.

The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Carbondale Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration. The Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office also assisted during the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda A. Robertson.









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