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Press Release

Black P-Stones Gang Member Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

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

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Justin Brown, 25, of Newport News, was sentenced yesterday to 288 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to engage in racketeering as a member of the Black P-Stones gang. The Black P-Stones were involved in the distribution of narcotics, the robbery of multiple individuals and the death of at least three individuals.

Brown pleaded guilty on Dec. 16, 2015. According to court documents, among other criminal events, Brown drove several other Black P-Stones and associates to the home of a local marijuana dealer for the purpose of robbing him. During the course of the robbery, the marijuana dealer was murdered by one of the Black P-Stones. Following the murder, Brown drove the members away and the items taken from the marijuana dealer were divided up.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright-Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt and Trial Attorney Marianne Shelvey of the Justice Department’s Organized Crime and Gang Section prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:13-cr-96.

Updated February 28, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime