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HUNTINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 12 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CRACK COCAINE CHARGE

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Huntington man was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal prison for aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine.  Jwan D. Brown, 29, of Huntington, previously pleaded guilty in April.  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. 

The Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the sentencing. 

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