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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Charleston Man to Serve Nine Years in Federal Prison for Heroin, Gun Offenses

Urbana, Ill. – Arnett Deshaun Brown, 43, last known address 1500 block Woodlawn Drive, Charleston, Ill., has been ordered to serve nine years in federal prison for drug and gun offenses.  U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce sentenced Brown in Urbana on June 27. Brown was also ordered to remain on supervised release for a period of six years after his release from prison.

On Feb. 29, 2016, Brown pled guilty to possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. Brown’s sentence consists of 48 months in prison, to be served concurrently, for the possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a felon counts, followed by a consecutive sentence of 60 months for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime.

According to court documents, on June 11, 2014, when law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for an apartment where Brown allegedly stored drugs, they recovered 47.0 grams of heroin, and a loaded, Taurus, .45 caliber, semi-automatic pistol. At the time Brown possessed the gun, he had at least four prior felony convictions from Cook and Coles County.

The East Central Illinois Task Force investigated the charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene L. Miller prosecuted the case in the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division.

Brown has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest in September 2015.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 29, 2016