DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TYLER MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES

 

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 39-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            KEVIN WADE BROWN pleaded guilty on July 27, 2009, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced today to 131 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. 

            According to information presented in court, in February 2009, Brown was arrested while returning from Dallas to Tyler, Texas with a large quantity of methamphetamine to be distributed in the Tyler area.  An investigation revealed that Brown and 6 others had been distributing multiple kilograms of methamphetamine from Dallas to others in the East Texas area.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Mar. 4, 2009, charging Brown and six others with federal drug trafficking crimes. 

            >To date, this investigation has resulted in the seizure of approximately 6 pounds of methamphetamine, firearms, and over $30,000 in cash and automobiles.  Co-defendant, Jose Luis Abarca, has been sentenced to 195 months in federal prison and co-defendant, Marcus Ondre Mumphrey, has been sentenced to 151 months in federal prison.  Three additional co-defendants have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. 

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

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