DOJ Seal Department of Justice  

United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010                                         PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER                               PHONE: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881


            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 23-year-old Everman, Texas man has pleaded guilty in a cocaine trafficking ring in the Eastern District of Texas.

CORNELIOUS RONTREL BROWN pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

            According to information presented in court, on Mar. 5, 2009, Brown was in possession of cocaine which he intended to distribute to others in the East Texas area.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Aug. 5, 2009, charging Brown and 2 others with federal drug violations.

            Brown faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.


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