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Kentwood Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ERIC BROWN, age 38, from Kentwood, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Methamphetamine.

U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced BROWN to time served (30 months). Additionally, BROWN was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release.

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. The deputy 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.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans 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 was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated March 23, 2017

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