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HUNTINGTON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Jwan D. Brown, 29, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers to aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine.  Brown admitted that on May 6, 2009, he distributed approximately 18 grams of crack cocaine to a known individual.  The known individual who purchased the crack cocaine from the defendant, re-sold the crack cocaine to an informant working for the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force (HVCDTF). 

Brown faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced on July 30, 2012. 

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution. 

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