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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2013

Texas Man Sentenced To 6 Years For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine In Northern KY.

COVINGTON, KY - A Texas man was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in northern Kentucky.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced 52-year-old Michael Brian Brown on Thursday and placed him on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison term.

Brown admitted to distributing over 50 grams of pure methamphetamine from November of 2011 through April of 2012. He shipped between 1/8 ounce and an ounce of methamphetamine to Kenton County on approximately 12 occasions. Brown’s co-defendant, Michael Harney, received these shipments and distributed the methamphetamine in different areas in Northern Kentucky. In April of this year, Harney was sentenced to 53 months in prison.

Under federal law, Brown must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Robert L. Corso, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented in the case by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Bracke.

Updated November 25, 2015