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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Slidell Man Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Prison for Drugs and Firearms Offenses

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that THOMAS BROWN, age 46, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, was sentenced to 111 months imprisonment today on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine, and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.

According to court records, in July 2015, Drug Enforcement Administration agents observed BROWN supplying heroin to a targeted trafficker.  After further investigation, agents obtained and executed a search warrant at BROWN’s residence and found 188 grams of acetyl fentanyl, 66 grams of heroin, 150 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, and 17.9 grams of marijuana.  Most of the narcotics seized were hidden between a furnace and a wall in a hallway closet, and the drugs had been packaged for sale.  Near the narcotics agents also located a loaded .45 caliber pistol, a .38 caliber revolver, and a loaded 20-guage shotgun.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced the defendant to a 51-month term of imprisonment for the drugs charge, to be followed by a consecutive 60-month term of imprisonment for the firearms charge.  BROWN was also ordered to serve a 4-year term of supervised release following imprisonment and to pay a $200 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 15, 2016