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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kentwood Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Possession

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ERIC BROWN, age 38, from Kentwood, Louisiana, pled guilty to today to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on June 22, 2014, a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputy responded to a suspicious person report at 69062 South River Road in Kentwood.  When the deputy arrived at the residence, he observed individuals flee the residence.  He then noticed several males outside the rear of the residence.  As the deputy approached the rear of the residence, he detected an odor consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.  Four individuals were outside the rear of the residence, including BROWN, who was sitting in a white Lincoln.  The deputy then noticed in plain view of the vehicle twenty-four zip-lock baggies containing approximately three grams of methamphetamine and a Smith and Wesson .38 special revolver on the vehicle’s floorboard. 

The deputy then met with a female at the residence who told the deputy that she and BROWN resided at the residence and that BROWN “cooked” methamphetamine in their bedroom the previous night.  Deputies and DEA Task Force Officers searched the residence and found three inactive methamphetamine labs in a refrigerator in the master bedroom.

BROWN faces a maximum term of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.  U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Andre’ Jones is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 8, 2016