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THREE SENTENCED ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2014

Jackson, Miss – Three individuals were sentenced on Tuesday, April 23, by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves in connection with an extensive narcotics investigation, dubbed “Operation Brusha”, which targeted illegal narcotics distribution in Scott County, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

Marlon Faber, 39, of Gardina, California, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. He previously pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Fredrick Stowers, 59, of Forest, Mississippi, was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He previously pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Arthur Wayne Townsend, 56, of Forest, Mississippi, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

As a result of Operation Brusha, seventeen defendants have been convicted of trafficking methamphetamine with a purity of over 92% into the Brusha community in Scott County, Mississippi from California, Texas and elsewhere. Multiple kilograms of methamphetamine and over five firearms were seized during the Operation which was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security Investigations and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics with assistance from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Forest Police Department, and Scott County Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin O. Chalk.

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