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Schuylkill County man sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking

September 29, 2011

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a Schuylkill County resident was sentenced Wednesday by Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to serve 132 months in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in 2009 and 2010.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, David Brown, age 41, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.

     Brown was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2010, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Tamaqua Police. The investigation revealed that Brown was obtaining large quantities of methamphetamine from a supplier in the state of Indiana and distributing the drug to others in Schuylkill County.

     Judge Caputo also ordered that Brown serve five years of supervised release following his prison sentence and pay a $1000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

     The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.


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